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Alan Jackson, Like Red on a Rose

Audio CD

Disk ID: 1596962

Disk length: 50m 2s (13 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 2006

Label: Unknown

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“Like Red on a Rose” Tracks & Durations

1. Anywhere On Earth You Are 4:16
2. Good Imitation Of The Blues 3:26
3. Like Red On A Rose 3:35
4. Nobody Said That It Would Be Easy 3:46
5. Don't Change On Me 3:28
6. The Firefly's Song 3:59
7. Wait A Minute 4:24
8. Had It Not Been You 4:03
9. A Woman's Love 4:15
10. Don't Ask Why 3:03
11. As Lovely As You 4:08
12. Where Do I Go From Here (A Trucker's Song) 4:06
13. Bluebird 3:25

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Review

The idea of twang king Alan Jackson pairing up with Alison Krauss for an album of love songs might seem heretical to some, especially if they heard only the first cut, the adult-contemporary ballad "Anywhere on Earth You Are." But producer Krauss, whom Jackson approached to make a traditional bluegrass record, always knew there was a sensuous heart beating beneath his aw-shucks demeanor, one that would fit perfectly with the intimate repertoire, genre-bending musical framework, and virtuoso players she'd always chosen for herself. (Robert Lee Castleman, one of Krauss's favorite writers, weighs in with four tunes, and Ron Block, Jerry Douglas, and Dan Tyminski, Krauss's Union Station cohorts, anchor the band.) Jackson, it turns out, also wanted a chance to reflect on the ups and downs of his long marriage, apart from 1998's daring, spoken-word hit "I'll Go On Loving You," a far lustier admission than anything included here. If there's a downside to this brilliant, if unlikely pairing, it's that Krauss's somber program could benefit from something a tad more libidinous or uptempo. But what is here is so beautifully chosen and performed (with spare, affecting harmony vocals by Lee Ann Womack, Cheryl White, Sidney and Suzanne Cox, and Krauss herself) that it's hard to quibble. Throughout, and especially on the ballad "Wait a Minute" and his own dusted-off "A Woman's Love" (1998), Jackson, who explores his rich, lower register more frequently than in the past, comes across like Don Williams in his prime. He's a middle-aged man taking stock of what and who matters most to him in life, and speaking his heart without artifice. In the title track, a song so bone-marrow deep it might bring you to your knees, Jackson declares, "I love you like all little children love pennies." That line that may sound odd and superficial by itself, but in Jackson's nuanced reading, it takes on a nearly spiritual yearning. This album, like the gospel Precious Memories before it, proves that while Jackson--the most nominated performer in CMA history--may be nearing 50, he's not ready to quit challenging himself as an artist. --Alanna Nash

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Alan Jackson - Like Red on a Rose

Tracks: 13, Disk length: 49m 49s (-1m 47s)

Alan Jackson - Like Red on a Rose

Tracks: 13, Disk length: 49m 49s (-1m 47s)

Alan Jackson - Like Red on a Rose

Tracks: 13, Disk length: 49m 38s (-1m 36s)

Alan Jackson - Like Red on a Rose

Tracks: 13, Disk length: 49m 37s (-1m 35s)

Alan Jackson - Like Red on a Rose

Tracks: 13, Disk length: 49m 32s (-1m 30s)