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Ratings and reviews for That Lonesome Song

Ratings and reviews for That Lonesome Song
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Price: $13.98 $6.85 (64% off)
Trade In Value: $0.40
Artist(s): Jamey Johnson
Release Date: 8/5/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 8/5/2008
Binding: Audio CD
Format: CD
Region Code: 1
Number of Discs: 1
Studio: Mercury Nashville
Manufacturer: Mercury Nashville
Product Group: Music
Genre: Country
Sales Rank: 1700
Description: Following a deep period of introspection, Jamey Johnson entered the recording studio in April 2007 and emerged with That Lonesome Song, a collection of extraordinary compositions that is equally noteworthy for its lyrical craftsmanship and its strikingly original sound. Jamey is the co-writer of the CMA and ACM 2007 Song of the Year 'Give It Away,' recorded by George Strait. Trace Adkins and George Jones have also recorded his songs but Jamey is not content with just providing hits for others, this singer and songwriter has a powerful drive to sing, record and perform.
UPC: 602517687707

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amazon logo Gawd Awful Hank JR Wanna Be
This putrid excuse for an album sounds exactly like those awful blues songs Hank Jr uses to fill out his weaker albums. Each song begins with talking, or beer bottles clanking or some anoying sound, this get really old, really fast. You wish they would just play the damned song...until you hear what passes for songs here. Every song is whining about feel sorry for poor me I lost my record deal. Well, losing a record deal is a sure sign that your SONGS SUCK. There is NO rebelicious or Badonkadonk here, all the songs are slow, whiney, boring, feel sorry for me I lost my deal and became a drunk. Hope Jamey loses this record deal also, and drinks himself to death so we dont have to hear any more of this 3rd rate, country blues garbage.
4 of 56 people found this review helpful.
This is the real deal. If you like Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Hank Williams Jr., Johnny Cash, and Johnny Paycheck then this CD is for you. If you like the Nashville "puppets" like Taylor Swift and all of the other robots swallowing up todays radio then you might want to avoid this one because this is REAL COUNTRY music. There is so much pedal steel guitar on this album that I had to open up a cold beer on the first song! This CD was recorded straight through so it makes you feel like you are in the recording studio with the band. It's unfortunate that Jamey Johnson only gets about a months worth of airplay and then dissappears, but "In Color" is hanging around and the video is being played a lot on CMT, but then they play a Sugarland video and I change the channel. Well I just finished the CD and my twelve pack so excuse me while I hit repeat and open a new case of beer. This CD is too good to put away now!
35 of 37 people found this review helpful.
Jamey Johnson proves that country can still have a soul with "That Lonesome Song". The instruments and vocals are crisp and clear giving the recording a welcome live feel. The songs are influenced by greats like Waylon, but with songwriting and originality that make them fresh and exciting. "In Color" is an expertly crafted song, one of the best in a long, long time. No cookie-cutter, manufactured songs in this bunch. I also noticed that Jamey must not be watching today's country stars because he forgot to style his hair and dress like he just jumped out of a boy band. Oh well, guess he'll just have to rely on his music!
26 of 26 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo I Did not care too much for it, sorry!!
There is only one really good song on the album and I am very disappointed.
3 of 26 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Terrible!
I realize I'm in the minority here, and that's ok. I bought this CD for "In Color", and that's the only good song on this CD. As far as the rest of it goes, you might as well be listening to a CD by the kooky David Allan Coe. Very disappointed, thankfully I've already re-sold it.
5 of 23 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo The country album of the year.
Jamey Johnson is a study in contrasts. This applies to his entire life, but I won't bother talking about that--just one listen to this album, you'll understand (with phrases like "the high cost of living ain't nothing like the cost of living high," Johnson is more than up-front about who he is and where he comes from). I'm talking strictly about his music. A little song he cro-wrote ("Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," maybe you've heard of it) became a huge smash hit. Same with a tune that won Song of the Year ("Give It Away"). Yet Johnson himself has flown under the radar, despite making two solid albums (three, if you count the version of THAT LONESOME SONG that was distributed solely through his website a year ago). Also, not a single one of his songs is halfway as commercially appealing as "Badonkadonk;" his songs are fiddle-and-steel outlaw tunes, strongly in the vein of Waylon Jennings.

Speaking of Waylon...Johnson channels Waylon here, in a way that is not at all exploitative, and is entirely heartfelt immitation. After all, the two songs Johnson didn't write are Waylon covers; and try listening to the title track and not think of Waylon's baritone gracing it. Johnson also owes a lot to the other greats--Kristofferson, Jones, Haggard, Cash, Coe, Paycheck, etc.--yet he's firmly his own artist. And I stress that last word--"artist." Like the afore-mentioned legends, Johnson has taken country music and transformed it into something that is--in my own humble opinion, being a budding songwriter myself, influenced by the same artists Johnson worships--almost timeless. He questions his own morality (as well as mortality, but the former is oh-so-much-more interesting, especially set to a steel guitar), he questions his beliefs, he questions everything...and fails to find many answers, as most of us do. It's tough, at times, listening to music that is so...human.

There are no cliches here. A couple tracks come close--especially "Stars in Alabama"--but Johnson knows how to reign in a tune and keep it down-to-earth. Even the beach song here, "A Place on the Ocean," is far from cliche--Johnson, sitting on the beach, sitting in a "mansion with a view,", bemoans "all that I can think about is you," going on to declare: "I hope I'm sane by the time I'm done." He sings of the pitfalls in life; he sings of the good deeds done poorly. He sings of life--as he's lived it, as others have lived it. Ladies and gentlemen, let me state it bluntly: this is REAL country music. This is no pop/radio child's play; this is the real deal, and that means there'll be some tears and a whole hell of a lot of heartache before you're through. Pick up Jamey Johnson's THAT LONESOME SONG to experience what country music was intended to be.
19 of 19 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Awesome!!!
Absolutely 100% true blue gut-wrenching country music. This is what music (should) be all about regardless of the genre. His first album is great, this one is real. Although the styles are polar opposite, this album puts me in mind of the Dixie Chicks, Long way round album. These people aren't just singing about life anymore - their life is in their songs.

Jamey Johnson is an awesome artist, regardless of what he sings, but in this album his songs come to life in a way that no one can deny. Life has grabbed him by the throat and his songs and voice are filtered through the pain and heartache he obviously has been through and this album is the result. Fantastic and cannot be recommended highly enough

This album is exactly why I love country music and you cannot EVER get better than that.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Jamey Johnson
Although I loved the song "in color" and I know Jamey has written some other great songs, I was disapointed in this album, Therefore would proabably not buy another.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Unique
This album is very unique. It takes a little getting used to. All the tracks seem to blend into one another and some go on for far too long. I love a couple of the songs, but after the first time, I have never listened to it as a whole again. "In Color" is a great song and and the reason I bought the album to begin with, plus there are one or two more worth a listen. Although I like his sound and edgeiness, I think this album could have been produced better.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo That lonesome song Jamey Johnson
This is a differnt country cd takes a few listens to get into but once you do its ok. Glad to see a few country standards like "The door is always open" would like to hear a full album of country covers would be an interesting concept.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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