It Would Be You

It Would Be You

by Gary Allan

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Overview

Gary Allan's sophomore effort shows considerable growth since the release of his 1996 debut project, Used Heart for Sale, which seemingly filed away Allan's sharp honky tonk edge. This time out, some of the material reflects the soft pop fluff manufactured and sold as country music by Factory Music City, which don't necessarily show Allan in the best light. There are also moments when Allan sounds too much like fellow honky tonker Mark Chesnutt for his own good. Chalk this up to the Nashville production style. Allan's musical vision has always been firmly rooted in the work of George Jones, Buck Owens, Ernest Tubb, and Merle Haggard. These influences are evident in his cover of Conway Twitty's "She Loves Me, She Don't Love You" and the Marty Stuart/Kostas co-write "Don't Leave Her Lonely Too Long." Just as listenable are "I've Got a Quarter in My Pocket," "Red Lips, Blue Eyes, Little White Lies," and the only tune on the project that Allan had a hand in writing, "Baby I Will." Although Allan suffers in the face of the marketing blitz that surrounds his young career, this latter material makes up for it.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/10/1998
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008817203928
catalogNumber: 72039

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gary Allan   Primary Artist,Vocals
Conway Twitty   Track Performer
Glen Duncan   Fiddle
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Chad Cromwell   Drums
Paul Franklin   Pedal Steel Guitar
Jack Holder   Electric Guitar
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar,9-string Guitar
Steve Nathan   Synthesizer,Piano,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer
Gary Nicholson   Track Performer
Jamie O'Hara   Track Performer
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Tom Roady   Percussion
Brent Rowan   Electric Guitar
Hank Singer   Fiddle
Harry Stinson   Background Vocals
Curtis Young   Background Vocals
Dennis Williams   Background Vocals
Rivers Rutherford   Acoustic Guitar
Odie Blackmon   Track Performer
Jake Kelly   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Marty Stuart   Composer
Robert Charles   Engineer
Greg Droman   Engineer
Brent Maher   Composer
Brent Rowan   Tic Tac
Mark Wright   Producer
Trey Bruce   Composer
Debra Wingo   Imaging
Tim Coyle   Engineer
Kent Robbins   Composer
Byron Hill   Producer
Bill Robinson   Composer
Randall Rogers   Composer
Dana Hunt   Composer

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It Would Be You 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A must have for die-hard Gary Allan fans. His voice is like no other country singer today. When Gary sings a song, it his is forever. He puts his own kind of stamp on it. Raspiness of voice just sends shivers up and down my spine.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In 1996, Gary Allan's first record, ''Used Heart For Sale'' mixed contemporary ballads with Western Swing. On his second album, ''It Would Be You'', Allan forsakes the latter music all together in favor of the tepid balladry that seems to have so much crossover appeal. With a noted exception of the gorgeous ''I Ain't Running Yet'' and a two-steppin' ''Red Lips, Blue Eyes'', this release sinks beneath a morass of sentimentality that even Allan's talent cannot save.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago