It's Not Big It's Large

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It's Not Big It's Large
Studio album by Lyle Lovett and his Large Band
Released August 28, 2007
Genre country, folk
Label Lost Highway
Producer Billy Williams
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band chronology
My Baby Don't Tolerate
(2003)
It's Not Big It's Large
(2007)
Natural Forces
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Music Box 4/5 stars[2]

It's Not Big It's Large is an album by Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, released in 2007 (see 2007 in music). The recording was made live in studio[clarification needed].

The title is a play on the name Lovett has given to his touring band since 1988. Lovett explains the title in an interview: "We've always done arrangements that border on blues music, that border on jazz arrangements, that border on what folks might think of as 'big band', but we don't really play big band music. But we've always had a lot of people in the band so that's why I call the band the 'Large Band' and not the 'Big Band'. But invariably people refer to the band as the 'Big Band' and ... it's not big... you get the idea."[3]

The album debuted at number 18 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 25,000 copies in its first week.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tickle Toe"
  2. "I Will Rise Up/Ain't No More Cane"
  3. "All Downhill from Here"
  4. "Don't Cry a Tear"
  5. "South Texas Girl"
  6. "This Traveling Around"
  7. "Up in Indiana"
  8. "The Alley Song"
  9. "No Big Deal"
  10. "Make It Happy"
  11. "Ain't No More Cane"
  12. "Up in Indiana" (acoustic)

Guest musicians[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 2
U.S. Billboard 200 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Music Box review
  3. ^ Interview posted as a video clip at Amazon.com
  4. ^ Jonathan Cohen, "'High School Musical 2' Starts Third Week At No. 1", Billboard.com, September 5, 2007.

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