Recording information: Ben's Studio, Nashville, TN; Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN; Can-Am Studios, Tarzana, CA; Pain In The Art Studios, Nashville, TN; Quad Recording Studios; Quad Studios; Roc The Mic Studios, New York, NY; Rubyred Studios; St. Cha......more
Recording information: Ben's Studio, Nashville, TN; Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN; Can-Am Studios, Tarzana, CA; Pain In The Art Studios, Nashville, TN; Quad Recording Studios; Quad Studios; Roc The Mic Studios, New York, NY; Rubyred Studios; St. Charles, Nashville, TN; Studio Wishbone; The Abbey, Nashville, TN; The Green Barn Studio, Nashville, TN; The Pizza Kitchen; The Red Room; The Village, West Los Angeles, CA; Tragedy/Tragedy Studio, Nashville, TN; Traxidermy Studios, Nashville, TN; Westlake Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Photographer: Luis Sanchis.
The Fuse, Keith Urban's first album in three years, delivers a slicker, more sophisticated version of his solitary demo recording process as a radical sounding change in direction. Throughout, he melds drum machines, synths and samplers with his guitars, banjos, mandolins and voice. Urban's experience as a judge on American Idol also contributes to his song and production choices--he's heard enough commercial pop to know what works. If ever a contemporary country record was strategically created to crossover, this is it. Recorded in California and Nashville, Urban employed a slew of co-producers, songwriters, and co-writers. The set's clever first single, "Little Bit Of Everything" with its punchy handclaps, hip hop rhythms and pulsing synth, underscores his banjo and stinging guitar; his voice accents the hook and rings clear above it all. "Even The Stars Fall 4 U," is introduced by thrumming, brittle loops, enormous handclaps, a nasty guitar vamp, and a chorus shouting "Hey!" Though the banjo-drenched melody is subtler, the anthemic chorus explodes. The muted drum loop that fuels the shimmering "Cop Car," is layered in atmospherics worthy of Achtung Baby, but the melody is pure country. Miranda Lambert duets on what initially appears to be the purest country tune on the set, but that's a feint as well. The chorus is pure pop, with crisscrossing cut-time rhythms accenting the end of every line. The layered, mid temp...
Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing, Be Here, Greatest Hits, Golden Road
Garth Brooks, Steve Wariner, Eric Clapton, Ricky Van Shelton, Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell, Chet Atkins, Dire Straits, Matraca Berg, Clint Black, Fleetwood Mac, Richard Marx, Elton John
Zac Brown Band, Chris Cagle, Trisha Yearwood, Jennifer Nettles, Trace Adkins, John Berry (Country), Patty Loveless, John Rich (Big & Rich), Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Billy Currington, Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Montgomery Gentry, Brad Paisley, Bryan White, Josh Turner, The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert, SHeDAISY, Buddy Jewell, Kevin Sharp, Mark Chesnutt, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Randy Houser, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, LeAnn Rimes, Rockie Lynne, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Gary Allan, Faith Hill, Shania Twain
1 Somewhere in My Car
2 Even the Stars Fall 4 U
3 Cop Car
5 Good Thing
6 We Were Us
7 Love's Poster Child
8 She's My 11
9 Come Back to Me
10 Red Camaro
11 Little Bit of Everything
12 Raise 'Em Up
13 Heart Like Mine
Capitol Records Nashville
Number of Discs:
Studio or Live:
Mono or Stereo:
47 : 15
Miranda Lambert; Eric Church
Rolling Stone (p.86) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The date-gone-wrong 'Cop Car' is a marvel of Music Row story compression with sneaky R&B flow..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.73) - "The result is sonically exploratory..."
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I have been a Keith Urban fan since he first came on this scene. This cd is the best one so far! Love the duets with Miranda Lambert and Eric Church and Cop Car is fantastic. Then again all the songs are fantastic and none disappoint!
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