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love this cd
This is Travis Tritt's best album
James E. Bagley | 06/29/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is by far the greatest Travis Tritt album yet. His chord progressions are outstanding, and should allow the album to not be held back under the "country" label. This album allows you to see Travis's rock side. The last song is Stevie Ray Vaugn's "Leave My Girl Alone." Travis definetly outdid himself."
The man with no hat
Alejandra Vernon | Long Beach, California | 10/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Travis Tritt was 29 when he recorded this CD in '92; he wrote 2 of the songs, co-wrote 4 more, and most of the material on this CD is very strong.
Choice picks include "Looking Out for Number One" and "T-R-O-U-B-L-E", both hard-driving, gutsy tracks, Marty Stuart's "A Hundred Years from Now", "Blue Collar Man" ("Don't like caviar, we like our soup from a can / Yeah I keep my life simple, I'm a blue collar man") which Travis wrote with Gary Rossington, and the low-down gritty-bluesy "Leave My Girl Alone" by Buddy Guy.
"Can I Trust You with My Heart" went to # 1 on the country charts and was nominated for "Song of the Year" by the CMA, and it's a lovely, heartfelt ballad, though I think Tritt is at his best in the up-tempo numbers.The musicianship is outstanding, and special mention must be made of Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano; he is absolutely superb, and the eerie intro and backing on "Worth Every Mile" should be given an attentive ear as it is marvelous and very effective.
Travis has a raw energy and an ability to play with the lyrics in his phrasing, giving his music a fresh and immediate quality. He is a one-of-a-kind singer/songwiter in many ways, and one of the very best. The booklet insert has all the song lyrics and recording info, and for the gals who like a rough-hewn type of guy, lots of photos of the terrific Mr. Tritt. Hatless. You won't catch this country boy in a cowboy hat. How's that for unique ! Total time is 44'00."
Tritt's third cd
James E. Bagley | Sanatoga, PA USA | 04/28/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Travis Tritt's third album is a varied, admirably risky effort, with equally varied results. Tritt rocks harder than ever before on some of the cuts, almost beyond the boundaries of country radio."Blue Collar Man" is a catchy anthem for his main target audience, but it sounds funny to hear a man who's one of the most financially successful artists in country music writing and singing "Won't ever be no millionaire, I'm a blue collar man." The leadoff single "Lord Have Mercy On The Working Man" covers similar territory in a more satirical way. Normally distinctive singers T. Graham Brown, George Jones, and Tanya Tucker are among those chiming in on the final chorus, yet they are ultimately lost in the mix. The title track (a minor hit for Elvis Presley in 1975) is a frenetic rocker featuring the ever amazing Hargus "Pig" Robbins on keyboards. Pure energy from start to finish, it is one of the album's highlights.As on his previous two albums, Tritt balances out the rockers with some tender ballads. The atmospheric "Worth Every Mile" and the plaintive "Can I Trust You With My Heart" are fine additions to his collection of self-written slow songs, while the straight ahead country ballad "When I Touch You" is totally unmemorable. The final track, Buddy Guy's "Leave My Girl Alone" is a potent blues number on which Tritt proves himself to be the equal of T. Graham Brown and Delbert McClinton in the country/blues genre. It is Tritt's most impressive track on this album and served as an indication that Tritt would continue to expand the realm of country music with future releases."