After Hours

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Al Anderson is an anomaly. Taller than six-five and built like a linebacker, he's a mammoth of a man who could pile-drive any other musician off the tallest Marshall stack. But stick a pen in his hand, and Big Al has the heart of a lover. This is the Al Anderson of NRBQ fame, but not the faux apologist of "It Was a Accident" (1979's Kick Me Hard) or the guitar menace of Johnny Cash's "Get Rhythm" (1977's NRBQ at Yankee Stadium). Since leaving the band in 1993, Anderson's been content from behind the Nashville vista, penning chart-topping country hits for Deana Carter, LeAnn Rimes, Vince Gill and Diamond Rio. His first full-length recording since 1996 offers half a dozen examples of Top 10 potential--including "It's Only Natural," "In My Dreams," "Another Place I Don't Belong" and the remake of NRBQ's "Better Word For Love--and Anderson's inimitably golden pipes breech new territory on "Let's Get Away For the Weekend," a bulls-eye for Randy Newman. "Sounds like a pretty good plan," he croons at chorus end. And a good record, too. --Scott Holter

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Album information

Release Date (USA): 2006-03-07
Release Date (UK):
Artist/s: Al Anderson
Label: Sony

Track Listing

1 Love Make A Fool Of Me
2 It's Only Natural
3 Interlude
4 Better Word For Love
5 Blues About You Baby
6 Do Nothin' Day
7 Trip Around The Sun
8 Right On Time
9 In My Dreams
10 Movin' Into The Light
11 What's A Thousand Miles
12 Let's Get Away For The Weekend
13 Another Place I Don't Belong
14 Two Survivors

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