Turn Around

Turn Around

by Jonny LangJonny Lang


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Ever since he burst onto the rock scene in his mid-teens, Jonny Lang has been able to let his guitar do the talking. That six-string makes plenty of noise on Turn Around, but for the first time, Lang makes just as much of a mark with his voice -- and, perhaps more important, the words he delivers. Turn Around is vividly colored by Lang's long-entrenched but seldom articulated spiritual side, an inclination that manifests itself in ways both obvious (the gospel choir that lifts "It's Not Over") and subtle (the quietly mystical bent that wafts from the jazzy "My Love Remains"). Fans of Lang's no-holds-barred riffing will still find plenty to appreciate here -- he wails with funked-up urgency on "Bump in the Road" and swings with soulful grace throughout the love-thy-neighbor screed "One Person at a Time." What's more enticing, however, is how Lang's decision to let down his spiritual guard is mirrored in the relaxing of his stylistic restraints. You can hear that in the rustic purity of the country licks that drive "On That Great Day," a storefront-church paean that features a guest spot from Buddy Miller, and the raw Delta-isms of the ragged-but-right title track, as well as in the unabashedly sentimental ballad "Anything's Possible." On occasion, Lang's insistence on delivering his message becomes overwhelming, but his forays onto the pulpit are tempered with enough sonic power to make even nonbelievers groove along empathetically.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/19/2006
Label: A&M
UPC: 0602517033979
catalogNumber: 000729202

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jonny Lang   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Sam Bush   Mandolin
Michael McDonald   Piano,Vocals
Jackie Wilson   Choir, Chorus
Javier Solís   Percussion
David Angell   Violin
Jim Anton   Bass,Bass Guitar
Michael Bland   Drums
David Davidson   Violin
Chris Dunn   Trombone
Barry Green   Trombone
Jim Horn   Baritone Saxophone
Anthony LaMarchina   Cello
Buddy Miller   Guitar
Doug Moffett   Tenor Saxophone
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Kim Keyes   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Kenny Meeks   Hurdy-Gurdy
Matthew Emery Johnson   Choir, Chorus
Melinda Doolittle   Background Vocals
Shannon Sanders   Organ,Choir, Chorus
Quentin Ware   Trumpet
Sara Watkins   Fiddle
Jason Eskridge   Background Vocals
Aaron Pearce   Choir, Chorus,Wurlitzer
Cynthia Matthews   Choir, Chorus
Chimere Scott   Choir, Chorus
Ametria Dock   Choir, Chorus
Danelle Corbin   Choir, Chorus
Haylie Lang   Vocals
Rebecca Shocklee   Choir, Chorus
Drew Ramsey   Guitar
Ester Dean   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Steven Curtis Chapman   Composer
David Davidson   String Arrangements
Matt Hyde   Engineer
Jonny Lang   Composer,Producer,Contributor
Kenny Meeks   Guitar Techician
Jon Alexander Graves   Engineer
Shannon Sanders   Composer,Producer
Quentin Ware   Horn Arrangements
Mark Linger   Engineer
Reeve Carney   Composer
Greg Fuqua   Pro-Tools
Drew Ramsey   Composer,Audio Production

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