Disco de Kenny Chesney - Be As You Are
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Fecha de Publicación:2005-01-25
Sello Discográfico:Bna Entertainment
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He's sold over 17 million records and is the biggest ticket seller in the genre this year. He's performed on Oprah. He's been awarded the ACM Male Vocalist of the Year award. With the release of Be As You Are,this is your chance to get to know Kenny Chesney as you've never heard him before.
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Kenny Chesney may work the Jimmy Buffett mojo a little too hard on his CMA Award-winning album, When the Sun Goes Down. But he comes by it naturally, having vacationed at Myrtle Beach as a child and today owning a home in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Now comes his all-out island salute, Be As You Are (Songs from an Old Blue Chair), which surprises only in its concentration on the restorative vibe of beachfront life rather than the bikinis and rum-soaked nights. Intimate and subdued, the album gets mandatorily frolicsome on "Guitars and Tiki Bars." But mostly it's a reflective look at the people, places, and passion that make up his south-of-the-equator equation. There are lovely moments here--the cocktail swirl of "Magic," the quiet eroticism of "Something Sexy in the Rain," and the faraway ache of "Somewhere in the Sun." Trouble is, Chesney, who wrote or cowrote all 13 tracks, ended up with enough material for only half a record, and then repeated many of his ideas (particularly the singling out of the émigrés who came to the islands to become whole again) to fill out the album. Add that shortcoming to the mellow sameness that prevails, and Be As You Are becomes less an album for that old blue chair than one for the hammock. --Alanna Nash
Recommended New Traditionalist Country Albums
No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problems
When the Sun Goes Down
Toby Keith, Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Alan Jackson, A Lot About Living (And a Little 'Bout Love)
Alan Jackson, The Greatest Hits Collection
Toby Keith, How Do You Like Me Now?!
50 personas de un total de 61 encontraron útil la siguiente opinión:
- Words cannot describe the pleasure of this album.
I have never written a review on music, but I felt the need to write about this CD. A clear mind can see through the negativity written on this site about this CD: "Kenny..grow up" (why not live young!) "It's all about the Islands" (jealous he lives there? I'd be there too if I could!) "It's all about drinking" (not on all songs if you listen to them, and besides, froffy drinks go with island hopping) "Sounds like Jimmy Buffett". (what, Buffett is the only person allowed to sing or has ever sung about the islands? Besides, I love Jimmy Buffett and no one could ever encroach upon his talent.) I think we could lighten up and enjoy misic for what it is, entertainment.
Kenny Chesney has created for us something different and I applaud diversity. I have all Kenny Chesney's work, and have loved it all (with some exceptions of his earliest albums).
It was easy to pick my favorites from each album of Kenny's, but Be As You Are is so filled with great music I cannot choose a favorite song. It is such a pleasure to listen to, so relaxing and fun. The "islands" music reminds me of Henry Kapono which is another of my favorite artists.
Treat yourself to some island music. It is great listening here in late January where all we wait for is to be outside without heavy coats on our backs. I know too that I'll continue listening to this CD during the summer just to enhance the atmosphere.
Finally, my life is enduring a lot of stress right now, and each time I put this CD on the home stereo, the boom box at work, and in the car, the stress is carried away with the warm island breezes. My kids sing along with "Key Lime Pie". The next best thing is being there. For that I Thank You Kenny!
Todd M (Llano, Texas) - 20 Febrero 2006
3 personas de un total de 3 encontraron útil la siguiente opinión:
- Much Better Than Reviews
Having read many reviews on this site, I was hesitant to buy this CD. After finally having bought it and listened to it, I found that most reviews on this site were off-base.
Any person that has the depth to understand where Chesney was at this time in his life and/or has been in a similar situation will like this album. I will grant that The Road and the Radio and When the Sun Goes Down have more of a country feel to them and have more hits, I do, however, feel that he has not recorded a better song than Somewhere in the Sun.
This will be a good purchase to those who like Chesney's music. He, like many, continue to grow in there lives and this album is an example of that.
Cheryl (Turlock, CA) - 04 Junio 2005
5 personas de un total de 6 encontraron útil la siguiente opinión:
- Next Best Thing to Being There!
I'm a collector of ALL of Kenny's music, and because of his talent and wonderful voice, I LOVE just about everything he sings. This one's definitely different, but who says just because Kenny's a "country guy at heart" that he can't add an island twist?
I appreciate the creativity of music in general, but other popular genres (especially, pop, rap, hip-hop), tend to place too much emphasis on sex, violence and negativity. It is so refreshing to hear someone consistently focus on the positive aspects of life and reflect on the past with fond recollections instead of with anger and ugliness. Kenny's music always makes me smile! Even his bittersweet songs are heartwarming.
I've done a lot of traveling to tropical islands and can honestly say that this particular CD gives you the feeling that you are actually there! Who doesn't like Guitars, Tiki Bars and a Whole Lot of Love? Or how about Soul of a Sailor?
Thumbs up to anyone who can leave you humming to yourself about Key Lime Pie!!! Just keep listening, it grows on you!
And for all you critics who say that this is "not the Kenny that they fell in love with".....the way I see it there's even more of him to love! He's great at expressing his apparent multi-faceted interests! Keep it coming, Kenny!
2 personas de un total de 2 encontraron útil la siguiente opinión:
- my 5 pm music every Friday
I am not a Country Music fan. I listen to Classical and Blues and classic R&B.
BUT - I went on a Windjammer cruise in January 2007 to the BVI with my sister and her friends and one of our stops was Jost Van Dyck. We had lunch at Ivan's and they were playing this CD. I ordered it when I got home. It spoke to me and 6 months later, the call is even stronger.
I am in a high pressure job as Director of Sales Operations (not too far from Boston - "She's from Boston".......) for an international technology company and work from 6 am to 7 pm most days.
But Fridays, I make an exception - at 5 pm EST, I start this CD (it is always in my office CD player), pour myself a glass of wine and decompress as I say goodbye to my 200 daily emails and 4-5 daily conference calls.
It has made me truly start to seriously re-evaluate my priorities. Our kids are grown, we have no debt, I am well-compensated but so is my husband and my job is just to make a few people richer.....My only problem is that my husband cannot do his work remotely. Hmmmmmmmm
Take my advice and buy this CD to decompress.
2 personas de un total de 2 encontraron útil la siguiente opinión:
I am not a Country person, but really liked this album. As they say, he is the Jimmy Buffet of Country, and this does not disappoint. Particuarly liked "Sherry's Living In Paradise."