The Resource Wide open spaces, Dixie Chicks, (sound recording)

Wide open spaces, Dixie Chicks, (sound recording)

Label
Wide open spaces
Title
Wide open spaces
Statement of responsibility
Dixie Chicks
Creator
Contributor
Performer
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Dixie Chicks spent the first half of the '90s toiling away on the independent bluegrass circuit, releasing three albums on small labels, before sisters Martie Seidel and Emily Robison decided to revamp their sound in 1995, adding Natalie Maines as their lead singer and, in the process, moving the group away from bluegrass and toward a major label with Monument Records, a revived imprint of Sony / Columbia. All of this seems like the blueprint for a big pop crossover move and, to be sure, their 1998 major-label debut Wide Open Spaces was a monumental success, selling over ten million copies and turning the group into superstars, but the remarkable thing about the album is that it is most decidedly not a sell-out, or even a consciously country-pop record. To be sure, there are pop melodies here, but this is not a country-pop album that is big on style and glitz, designed for a mass audience. Wide Open Spaces, instead, pulls from several different sources, including the Chicks' Americana roots, to be sure, but also bits of alternative country from kd lang and Lyle Lovett, 1970s soft rock featuring versions of songs by J.D. Souther and Bonnie Raitt, even female neo-folkies emerging on the adult alternative rock stations at the end of the decade. In other words, it hit a sweet spot, appealing to many different audiences because it was eclectic without being elitist; but they also had a true star in Natalie Maines, whose powerful, bluesy voice gave these songs a compelling center. Maines was versatile, too, negotiating the twists and turns of these songs without a hitch, easily moving from vulnerability to snarl. The same goes for Dixie Chicks and Wide Open Spaces as a whole. It's a remarkably wide range and it's effortlessly eclectic, with the Dixie Chicks bringing it all together with their attitude and understated musicality. -- Editorial Review provided by Stephen Thomas Erlewine for All Music Guide, taken and adapted from Barnes And Noble website
Cataloging source
OWL
Credits note
  • Recorded by Eric Legg, with assistance provided by Chip Matthews and Mike Wruck, at Westwood Studio
  • Additional production at Westwood Studio, Sound Stage Studio, The Money Pit and SoundShop
  • Mixed by John Guess, with assistance provided by Christopher Rowe and Shawn Simpson, at The Work Station
  • Mastered by Denny Purcell, with assistance provided by Jonathan Russell
  • Edited digitally by Don Cobb and Carlos Grier at Georgetown Masters
Dewey number
782.421642
Form of composition
country music
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
M1630.18 .D59
LC item number
W53 1998
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
Dixie Chicks (Musical group)
PerformerNote
Performed by Dixie Chicks: (Natalie Maines, lead vocals -- Emily Erwin, vocals, dobro, banjo, acoustic guitar -- Martie Seidel, vocals, fiddle, mandolin) ; with instrumentalists accompanying
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sony Music Entertainment, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Country music
Label
Wide open spaces, Dixie Chicks, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Full credits inserted in container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Once you've loved somebody
  • I'll take care of you
  • Am I the only one (who's ever felt this way)
  • Give it up or let me go
  • I can love you better
  • Wide open spaces
  • Loving arms
  • There's your trouble
  • You were mine
  • Never say die
  • Tonight the heartache's on me
  • Let 'er rip
Control code
ocm38446991
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 sound disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2005581082
Other control number
  • 074646819524
  • 886919811223
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
NK 68195
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 551158
  • 457402
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Wide open spaces, Dixie Chicks, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Full credits inserted in container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Once you've loved somebody
  • I'll take care of you
  • Am I the only one (who's ever felt this way)
  • Give it up or let me go
  • I can love you better
  • Wide open spaces
  • Loving arms
  • There's your trouble
  • You were mine
  • Never say die
  • Tonight the heartache's on me
  • Let 'er rip
Control code
ocm38446991
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 sound disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2005581082
Other control number
  • 074646819524
  • 886919811223
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
NK 68195
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 551158
  • 457402
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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