Okay Okay Okay -
I am going through the album tonight
I always said and it still holds true - that no matter what happens or doesn’t happen with this record… the journey of creating it and the critical response from my peers has made it so incredibly rewarding…
i am so friggin’ grateful to have been able to produce and cowrite on this record with her —- LeAnn is to me, one of the bravest, daring, most honest and gifted singers / artist i have ever worked with……. she laid it out on the line… 10 out of 13 of her vocals were her tracking vocals….
add the musicianship of
Steve Jordan / Willie Weeks / Dan Tyminski / Paul Franklin / Waddy Wachtel / Dean Parks / Stuart Duncan / Tom Bukovac and others to the room…
add our special guest artists of Alison Krauss , Jeff Beck and Rob Thomas…
we had Niko Bolas and Steve Genewick record the project and then the incredible Al Schmitt and Vance Powell and Niko mixed the record ..
with Ron McMaster and Ian Sefchick mastering the record like no one has ever mastered ..- ( check out the mix magazine article on the journey of the record at http://mixonline.com/recording/artists_engineers_producers/reality_bites_the_making_of_leann_rimes_spitfire/ )
everyone working on the songs from songwriters Dan WIlson, David Baerwald, Liz Rose, Missy Higgins among many other brilliant folk..
as you can see i felt like i was a pig rolling around in……. cake… LOL
if you get a chance in this crazy world ..to check out the previews of the record on iTunes - then thank you..
here is a link to previews of LeAnn Rimes “Spitfire” album
itunes ( https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/spitfire/id647192818 )
Thank you for letting me ramble… thank you in advance if you check out the record…
My Very Best
P.S. I included some of the cool ass reviews for you to read - just in case you haven’t seen them… !!! DB
“So Spitfire …it’s a deeply confessional, musically rich singer/songwriter album that’s almost certainly the best country record of the year, not to mention the album of her career.”
- The Hollywood Reporter
Spitfire (**** stars out of four) “As fine and true as any country album released this year”..
- USA TODAY
“Spitfire… represents the boldest steps — in both music and lyrics — of her career..” - New York Times
“Rimes….she’s clearly not lost one iota of her musical chops. Her fiery performance supported the glowing reviews that have been circulating of her new album…Spitfire.., fans of her classic material will no doubt be pleased with the solidly Nashville sound on Nashville—and perhaps agree with the Hollywood Reporter, which called it “the best country record of the year.”
- Rolling Stone
“…i think there is no greater evidence that women in country music are in a renaissance moment right now than the new album, Spitfire by LeAnn Rimes. … this new record “Spitfire” it’s deep, it’s intimate and has an amazing sound.. it’s just an excellent record & LeAnn Rimes coming out on top, that’s a beautiful mid-year capper to this women in country music year.”
- NPR “Morning Edition”
“…Rimes delivers the most intensely personal – and hardest-rocking – album of her 17-year recording career.”
- UNCUT Music Magazine UK
"Her new album Spitfire has an immediacy and a force that I haven’t heard from her in years!!
“LeAnn delivers a fascinating look at her own hard lessons with one of the year’s most honest and revealing releases…. Albums with the emotional punch of Spitfire don’t come around often”
“ a remarkably raw collection that pulls no punches.. in laying emotions bare, Rimes has created her careers best work…
- Journal Sentinel
“Rimes doesn’t just allow listeners a glimpse into her personal feelings and revelations over the past year—she invites listeners to take the journey with her …..(with) the gorgeous and mournful What Have I Done?, and the unflinchingly honest Borrowed, …Spitfire is easily Rimes’ most personal and transparent album to date, one that showcases her growth as a soul-bearing songwriter and a refined vocalist.”
“Songs that are so real it’s almost uncomfortable? Check.
One-of-a-kind vocals and a total command of the microphone? Check.
An soul-baring album that rips apart your heart? Check……
…..Step back from what you think you know about LeAnn Rimes and you’ll find a project packed with truly brilliant moments — songs that are among the best of her career (**** stars out of five)
- Taste Of Country