is a 1999 (see D'lectrified 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 ]
"Bob Away My Blues" (
Toy Caldwell) – 3:06 "
Are You Sure Waylon Done It This Way" ( Waylon Jennings) – 5:55
duet with Waylon Jennings
"Hand in the Fire" (Black,
Hayden Nicholas) – 4:38 "Outside Intro (To Galaxy Song)" (Black,
Eric Idle) – 0:39
Galaxy Song" (Idle, John DuPrez) – 2:24 "
When I Said I Do" (Black) – 4:30
Been There" (Black, Steve Wariner) – 5:27
"Dixie Lullaby" (
Leon Russell, Chris Stainton) – 3:18
"Where Your Love Won't Go" (Black, Wariner) – 2:43
"Love She Can't Live Without" (Black,
Skip Ewing) – 3:41 "
Burn One Down" (Black, Frankie Miller, Nicholas) – 3:57
"Who I Use to Be" (Black, Nicholas) – 3:29
Kenny Loggins, Nicholas) – 5:27
No Time to Kill" (Black, Nicholas) – 5:36
Something That We Do" (instrumental) (Black, Ewing) – 2:48
Personnel [ edit ]
Musical credits [ edit ]
lead vocals, background vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, bass harmonica, recorder
Lisa Hartman-Black—vocals on "When I Said I Do"
Lenny Castro— percussion, tambourine, washboard Steve Dorff—string arrangements, choir arrangements
Jerry Douglas— Dobro
Stuart Duncan— fiddle
Skip Ewing—acoustic guitar Gary Grant—
trumpet Larry Herbstritt—conductor
Jerry Hey—trumpet Dan Higgins—
Bruce Hornsby— grand piano on "Dixie Lullaby" and "No Time to Kill", vocals on "Dixie Lullaby"
Eric Idle—vocals on "Outside Intro (To Galaxy Song)"
Waylon Jennings—vocals on "Are You Sure Waylon Done It This Way"
Abraham Laboriel— acoustic bass
Kenny Loggins—vocals on "Harmony" Kevin Nealon—
banjo, 5-string banjo
Hayden Nicholas— 12-string guitar, 12-string bass guitar Bobbi Page—background vocals
Dean Parks—acoustic guitar, slide guitar, classical guitar, resonator guitar Joel Peskin—
clarinet, tenor saxophone Steve Real—background vocals
Bill Reichenbach Jr.— trombone
John "J.R." Robinson— drums Ray Rogers—tenor banjo
Matt Rollings—piano, grand piano
Marty Stuart— mandolin
Steve Wariner—acoustic guitar and vocals on "Been There" and "Where Your Love Won't Go" Lawrence L. Williams—baritone saxophone
Edgar Winter— alto saxophone
Production [ edit ]
producer, engineer Jeff Basso—engineer
production coordinator Ricky Cobble—recorder, engineer
mixing assistant Steve Genewick—assistant engineer
Richard Hanson—engineer, engineering support
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 ]
Billboard Top Country Albums 7
Billboard 200 75
RPM Country Albums 7
Singles [ edit ]
Peak chart positions
"When I Said I Do"
(with Lisa Hartman-Black) 1
(with Steve Wariner) 5
"Love She Can't Live Without"
References [ edit ]