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The Coast Is Clear
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Album: The Coast Is Clear
# Song Title   Time
1)    Better Man, Better Off
2)    Coast Is Clear, The
3)    Any Minute Now
4)    While You Sleep
5)    How a Cowgirl Says Goodbye
6)    One Step Ahead of the Storm
7)    In a Moment of Weakness
8)    Livin' in Black and White
9)    I Hit the Ground Crawlin'
10)    As Lonesome as It Gets
 

Album: The Coast Is Clear
# Song Title   Time
1)    Better Man, Better Off
2)    Coast Is Clear, The
3)    Any Minute Now
4)    While You Sleep
5)    How a Cowgirl Says Goodbye
6)    One Step Ahead of the Storm
7)    In a Moment of Weakness
8)    Livin' in Black and White
9)    I Hit the Ground Crawlin'
10)    As Lonesome as It Gets
 
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Tracy Lawrence (vocals); Rob Hajacos (various instruments); Mark Casstevens (acoustic & hi-string guitars); Darryl O'Donnell (acoustic guitar); Butch Davis (acoustic slide & electric guitars); Tom Baughman, Paul Franklin (steel guitar); Brent Mason (electric, gut-string & tic-tac guitars); Brent Rowan (electric guitar, mandolin); Bruce C. Bouton (pedal steel); Billy Cochran (fiddle); Dennis Burnside (piano, Hammond B-3 organ) Flip Anderson, Tony Harrell (piano, keyboards); Leon Watson, Dave Pomeroy, Glenn Worf (bass); Lonnie Wilson (drums, percussion); Eric Nelson, Milton Sledge (drums); Terry McMillan (percussion); Liana Manis, Deryl Dodd, Dennis Wilson, John Wesley Ryles (background vocals).
  • Producers: Don Cook, Flip Anderson, Tracy Lawrence.
  • Recorded at The Soundshop Studios and The Sony/ATV Tree Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
  • Personnel: Mark Casstevens (guitar, acoustic guitar); Lonnie Wilson (guitar, drums, percussion); Darryl O'Donnell (acoustic guitar); Butch Davis (electric guitar, slide guitar); Brent Mason (electric guitar, gut-string guitar); Brent Rowan (electric guitar, mandolin); Tom Baughman, Paul Franklin (steel guitar); Billy Cochran , Rob Hajacos (fiddle); Dennis Burnside, Flip Anderson, Tony Harrell (piano, keyboards); Eric Nelson, Milton Sledge (drums); Terry McMillan (percussion); Deryl Dodd, John Wesley Ryles, Liana Manis, Dennis Wilson (background vocals).
  • Audio Mixer: Mike Bradley.
  • Recording information: Masterfonics, Nashville, TN; Sound Stage Studios, Nashville, TN; Soundshop Studios, Nashville, TN.
  • Photographer: SeĀ¤or McGuire.
  • Unknown Contributor Role: Brent Mason .
  • This is a fine country record -- no real surprises, just a good balance of that instantly-identifiable, straight-ahead Nashville sound, and some colorful musical touches. Tunes like the catchy "How A Cowgirl Says Goodbye" and the anthemic "One Step Ahead of the Storm" highlight both Lawrence's effective, classic-country baritone, and the fine songwriting of a team headed up by producer Larry Boone. Lawrence really shines on the slower tunes, where he's able to wrap his vocal chords around a strong melody. "In a Moment of Weakness"--a tale of a man who almost falls into romantic temptation, but manages to hold on thanks to a phone call -- showcases Lawrence's ability to grab onto a song and make it his own.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (3/28/97, p.69) - "...On his sixth release...he mixes a fine program of driving, contemporary country with the traditional sound of his Arkansas youth..." - Rating: B+
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