In an unmatched outpouring of virtuosity and energy, Vince Gill has created a 4-CD set of 43 new and original songs that MCA Records will release Oct. 17 under the title These Days. The collection is an artistic tour de force that displays Gill’s mastery of lyrics and musical styles, ranging from traditional country and bluegrass to jazz and rock.
"I starte...(展开全部) In an unmatched outpouring of virtuosity and energy, Vince Gill has created a 4-CD set of 43 new and original songs that MCA Records will release Oct. 17 under the title These Days. The collection is an artistic tour de force that displays Gill’s mastery of lyrics and musical styles, ranging from traditional country and bluegrass to jazz and rock.
"I started looking at all these songs I had," the amiable superstar explains, "and going, ‘Shoot, I want to record that song, and I want to record that song.’ I just kept checking with the other musicians to see if they were available. I had no deadlines, no rules or anything like that. So I just kept trying songs."
To accompany him on this ambitious undertaking, Gill turned both to artists he knew and had worked with before and to those whose music he admired at a distance. "I never try to fill up my records with famous people," Gill says. "I try to fill them up with the most talented people I can find on the face of the earth." By the time the project was completed, that group included Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Diana Krall, Rodney Crowell, Phil Everly, the Del McCoury Band, Emmylou Harris, John Anderson, Lee Ann Womack, Jenny Gill, Amy Grant, LeAnn Rimes, Gretchen Wilson, Guy Clark, Trisha Yearwood, Bekka Bramlett, Michael McDonald, steel-guitar master Buddy Emmons and many other musical standouts.
Initially, Gill planned to pare down the songs he’d recorded to a single album. Then, in one of the studios he used, he spotted some Beatles memorabilia and recalled that the Fab Four had routinely released multiple albums within the same year.
Gill took the idea to Luke Lewis, Universal Music Group Nashville Co-Chairman, who totally supported his notion of multiple releases. In fact, Lewis came up with an even more radical strategy: he told Vince to go and record more songs that explore his passion for acoustic sounds and release a 4-CD set. And that’s exactly what happened.
Gill co-produced These Days with famed keyboardist John Hobbs and sound engineering whiz Justin Niebank.
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Workin’ On A Big Chill
Cowboy Up (featuring Gretchen Wilson)
Bet It All On You
Nothin’ For A Broken Heart (Duet w/Rodney Crowell)
Son Of A Ramblin’ Man (featuring Del McCoury)
Smilin’ Song (featuring Michael McDonald)
The Rhythm Of The Pourin’ Rain (featuring Bekka Bramlett)
Nothin’ Left To Say
All Prayed Up
Cold Gray Light Of Gone (featuring The Del McCoury Band)
A River Like You (featuring Jenny Gill)
Ace Up Your Pretty Sleeve
Girl (Guest Vocalist: Rebecca Lynn Howard)
Give Me The Highway (featuring The Del McCoury Band)
Sweet Augusta Darlin’
Almost Home (Duet w/Guy Clark)
This New Heartache
The Only Love
Out Of My Mind (featuring Patty Loveless)
The Sight Of Me Without You
I Can’t Let Go (featuring Alison Krauss & Dan Tyminski)
Don’t Pretend With Me
Some Things Never Get Old (featuring Emmylou Harris)
Sweet Little Corrina (featuring Phil Everly)
If I Can Make Mississippi (featuring Lee Ann Womack)
Take This Country Back (Duet w/John Anderson)
What You Don't Say (featuring LeAnn Rimes)
The Reason Why (featuring Alison Krauss)
The Rock Of Your Love (featuring Bonnie Raitt)
What You Give Away (featuring Sheryl Crow)
Faint Of Heart (Duet w/Diana Krall)
Time To Carry On (featuring Jenny Gill)
No Easy Way
This Memory Of You (featuring Trisha Yearwood)
How Lonely Looks
Tell Me One More Time About Jesus (featuring Amy Grant)
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