D'lectrified

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D'lectrified
Studio album by Clint Black
Released September 28, 1999
Genre Country
Length 53:38
Label RCA Nashville
Producer Clint Black
Clint Black chronology
Nothin' but the Taillights
(1997)
D'lectrified
(1999)
Greatest Hits II
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C[2]
Q 4/5 stars[3]

D'lectrified is a 1999 (see 1999 in music) album by country singer Clint Black. It is also the first album in Black's career that he produced by himself.

The album was recorded entirely without electric instruments. "There is not a single electric instrument on the album, but you wouldn't know it unless you were told. It is truly, totally unplugged," says Black. It was recorded entirely in ten weeks, "the fastest I'd ever done an album".

The album is an eclectic mix of material. In addition to a selection of new songs, it contains a number of covers, ranging from a version of Waylon Jennings' "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" to Monty Python's "Galaxy Song"; The Marshall Tucker Band's "Bob Away My Blues" and Leon Russell's "Dixie Lullaby" are covered here as well. It also has several collaborations, including the hits "When I Said I Do", a duet with Black's wife, Lisa Hartman Black, and "Been There", a duet with friend Steve Wariner. Additionally, Black rearranged and re-recorded three previous songs of his in the album's bluesier style.

While not as commercially successful as many of his other works, D'lectrified still became Black's eighth album to be certified gold by the RIAA.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bob Away My Blues" (Toy Caldwell) – 3:06
  2. "Are You Sure Waylon Done It This Way" (Waylon Jennings) – 5:55
    • duet with Waylon Jennings
  3. "Hand in the Fire" (Black, Hayden Nicholas) – 4:38
  4. "Outside Intro (To Galaxy Song)" (Black, Eric Idle) – 0:39
    • feat. Eric Idle
  5. "Galaxy Song" (Idle, John DuPrez) – 2:24
  6. "When I Said I Do" (Black) – 4:30
  7. "Been There" (Black, Steve Wariner) – 5:28
    • duet with Steve Wariner
  8. "Dixie Lullaby" (Leon Russell, Chris Stainton) – 3:18
  9. "Where Your Love Won't Go" (Black, Wariner) – 2:43
  10. "Love She Can't Live Without" (Black, Skip Ewing) – 3:41
  11. "Burn One Down" (Black, Frankie Miller, Nicholas) – 3:57
  12. "Who I Use to Be" (Black, Nicholas) – 3:29
  13. "Harmony" (Black, Kenny Loggins, Nicholas) – 5:27
  14. "No Time to Kill" (Black, Nicholas) – 5:36
  15. "Something That We Do" (instrumental) (Black, Ewing) – 2:48

Personnel[edit]

Musical credits[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Clint Black—producer, engineer
  • Jeff Basso—engineer
  • Zack Berry—production coordinator
  • Ricky Cobble—recorder, engineer
  • Greg Collins—mixing assistant
  • Steve Dorff—orchestral arrangements, choir arrangement
  • Steve Genewick—assistant engineer
  • Richard Hanson—engineer, engineering support
  • Larry Herbstritt—string conductor
  • Julian King—recorder, engineer, mixing
  • Matt Price—assistant engineer
  • Ray Rogers—engineer, engineering support
  • Doug Sax—mastering, max
  • James Stroud—executive producer
  • Tom Sweeney—mixing assistant
  • Simon Tassano—recorder, engineer
  • Dann Thompson—assistant engineer

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 7
U.S. Billboard 200 75
Canadian RPM Country Albums 7

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN Country
1999 "When I Said I Do" (with Lisa Hartman-Black) 1 31 1
2000 "Been There" (with Steve Wariner) 5 44 1
"Love She Can't Live Without" 30 45

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