Lady & Gentlemen

Lady & Gentlemen

by LeAnn RimesLeAnn Rimes

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Overview

As concept albums go, LeAnn Rimes' 2011 album Lady & Gentlemen is a good one: a collection of masculine country classics reinterpreted by a female singer. Sometimes, this reinterpretation amounts to little more than swapping a gender -- "The Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line" becomes "The Only Mama That'll Walk the Line," Charlotte in John Anderson's "Swingin'" becomes Charlie -- and some of these songs are standards that have often been sung by either gender ("Help Me Make It Through the Night"), but there are a few songs that do feel slightly different when sung by Rimes, including "A Good Hearted Woman" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today," neither given a gender switch yet changing slightly with the perspective shift. Generally, though, Lady & Gentlemen isn't much more than a good straight-ahead covers album, given grit and tradition from co-producers Vince Gill and Darrell Brown, who give John Conlee's "Rose Colored Glasses" a dusty beer joint kick and Gill's own "When I Call Your Name" a soulful sway, and transform Merle Haggard's "Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down" into a slow, spooky crawl, all moves that more than compensate for the too frenetic take on "Swingin'." Throughout it all, Rimes hits her marks with ease, and the new version of her breakthrough hit "Blue" illustrates just how far she's come -- how she's become a stronger, more nuanced singer over the years.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2011
Label: Curb Records
UPC: 0715187920323
catalogNumber: 79203

Album Credits

Performance Credits

LeAnn Rimes   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

John Anderson   Composer
John Conlee   Composer
Merle Haggard   Composer
Waylon Jennings   Composer
Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer
Merle Travis   Composer
Steve Stone   Composer
Bobby Braddock   Composer
Niko Bolas   Engineer
Darrell Brown   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Lionel Delmore   Composer
Tim DuBois   Composer
Freddy Fender   Composer
Ben Fowler   Engineer
Vince Gill   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Connie Harrington   Composer
John Hobbs   Producer
Bill Mack   Composer
Justin Niebank   Producer,Engineer
Curly Putman   Composer
Brian Scheuble   Engineer
Pee Wee Maddux   Composer
Drew Bollman   Engineer
LeAnn Rimes   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Sonya Isaacs   Composer
George Baber   Composer
Jimmy Yeary   Composer
Shane McAnally   Composer
Brandy Clark   Composer
Ivy J. Bryant   Composer
Jessie Dillon   Composer
Pyder Brown   Engineering Intern

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