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I'm About To Come Alive

Country album by David Nail

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Generic Country From A Good Ol' Boy

  • Oct 15, 2009
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David Nail's 1st release was not easy for me to listen to. Nail wrote five of the eleven I'm About To Come Alive tracks, including "Missouri." "I was in the middle of a two-year bout with depression," said Nail. And let me tell you, with what's going on in this CD, you can tell! There's WAAAY too much going on here and the CD is overproduced. Too many instruments, too much mixing and hokey writing make David Nail a pretty generic country singer.

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review by . September 17, 2009
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David Nail offers up this collection of songs in a well-produced, radio-friendly album. Nail has a solid voice that gels with the songs and the pop-country-rock genre. While this is a solid effort I found it lacking in originality and missing enough hooks in most of the songs to make the music truly memorable. Nail has a lot of potential, and with development of more originality and inclusion of more memorable songs he could become a major country music star.
review by . September 06, 2009
David Nail's debut album (his previous, self-titled album remains unreleased, as far as I know) has superb production values, including some very sensitive piano playing courtesy of Dan Dugmore. The electric guitars are sometimes too insistent for my taste but I realize a lot of listeners will lap that up. This is laid-back, mid-tempo Country Rock, including some heavyish riffs, but never really ripping loose.    There are 11 tracks, only 4 with Nail having any writer credits …
review by . September 01, 2009
Two stars? Why? Let's get this out of the way - David Nail has a great voice. What I liked most about "I'm About To Come Alive" is that it featured his voice rather than the voice taking a backseat to the instruments, the sound effects, computer manipulation and all that. That part was good. Yet, this release bore me to absolute tears. I felt the songs were anti-climatic, that he seemed to sing in the same register for each song, that there was little heart, feeling and excitement in the music. …
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(Scooter Carusoe/Dan Colehour/Chuck Leavell)
I found `Mississippi' when we were starting the entire process. Actually, I was being nosy one day at my publisher's office and was going through every song in the entire catalog, which was about 5,000 to 6,000 songs. I saw the title and for some reason it just intrigued me. I listened to it and it was this really dirty piano vocal. I just loved it. The movie Ray had just come out and since I've always been really into him, the first thought that occurred to me, was, `wow this sounds like something you could just picture Ray Charles singing.' So, naturally, me being a Ray Charles fan and a huge soul/R&B guy, it was just an obvious choice. I later found out it had actually been written for a possible Ray Charles album. It's one of my favorite songs on the record.

(Pat Monahan/Jimmy Stafford/Scott Underwood/Charlie Colin/Rob Hotchkiss/Clint Bennett)
I've been singing this song for probably five or six years. Never at any moment did I think that I'd have an opportunity to cut it for this record. It's just been that song that has been a constant in my career. For the longest time people just assumed it was one of my songs or a song that I had written. Little did they know that it was actually a cover of one of my favorite groups Train. It was the last cut on their My Private Nation record. It had a very strong, personal meaning to me at the time and over the years it's taken more of a literal, ...

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Label: MCA Nashville
Artist: David Nail
Genre: Country
Release Date: August 18, 2009
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