Call of the Wild (Aaron Tippin album)

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Call of the Wild
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Studio album by Aaron Tippin
Released August 10, 1993
Recorded 1993 at SoundShop Recording Studios, Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 32:45
Label RCA Nashville
Producer Scott Hendricks
Aaron Tippin chronology
Read Between the Lines
(1992)
Call of the Wild
(1993)
Lookin' Back at Myself
(1994)

Call of the Wild is the third album released by American country music singer Aaron Tippin. Released in 1993 on RCA Records Nashville, it produced the singles "The Call of the Wild", "Honky-Tonk Superman", "Workin' Man's Ph.D.", and "Whole Lotta Love on the Line". Of these, only "Workin' Man's Ph.D" reached Top 10 on the U.S. Billboard country charts. The album was produced by Scott Hendricks, unlike Tippin's first two albums which were produced by Emory Gordy, Jr.

Critical reception[edit]

Brian Mansfield of Allmusic gave the album three stars out of five, saying that "some of Tippin's song choices were hillbilly silly."[1] Mike Greenblatt of Modern Screen's Country Music gave a mostly-favorable review, saying that the album showed a sense of artistic growth over his first two discs, making note of Tippin's "one-of-a-kind, elastic voice" but referring to "Whole Lotta Love on the Line" as being "in that netherworld of benign country fluff."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Call of the Wild" (Aaron Tippin, Buddy Brock, Michael P. Heeney) - 4:32
  2. "Honky-Tonk Superman" (Tippin, Brock) - 2:54
  3. "Nothin' in the World (Gonna Keep Me from You)" (Tippin, Terry M. Brown) - 2:34
  4. "Workin' Man's Ph.D." (Tippin, Philip Douglas, Bobby Boyd) - 3:31
  5. "I Promised You the World" (Tippin, Bruce Burch, Vern Dant) - 4:54
  6. "When Country Took the Throne" (Tippin, Brock) - 2:26
  7. "Let's Talk About You" (Tippin, Brock) - 2:46
  8. "Whole Lotta Love on the Line" (Tippin, Donny Kees) - 3:44
  9. "My Kind of Town" (Tippin, Sanger D. Shafer) - 3:02
  10. "Trim Yourself to Fit the World" (Tippin, Douglas, Kim Williams) - 2:35

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard 200 53
Canadian RPM Country Albums 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mansfield, Brian. "Call of the Wild review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  2. ^ Greenblatt, Mike (April 1994). "Juke Box Jury". Modern Screen's Country Music. 88 (5): 35.