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I'm About to Come Alive [Import]

David NailAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)

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Since his debut in 2009, David Nail has made a career of singing songs that few artists dare touch in contemporary country music: sad songs. He has had hits with singles about cheating (“Let It Rain”), breakups (“Red Light”) and failed dreams (“Turning Home”) and he has owned every one, singing as if from personal experience.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 15, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B002I00C5I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,502,064 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Soulful Country, But Really Just Good Music August 29, 2009
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I'm About To Come Alive is David Nail's debut CD, and he has set a pretty high bar for future releases. While country is not my main genre of music, I know that I like this CD. Nail sings in a smooth tenor that is very expressive and earnest. He is at his best on the slower, bluesy tracks such as "I'm About To Come Alive" and "Clouds". Both of those songs also benefit from the background vocals of Natalie Hemby. She lends her voice to five of the 11 tracks, and she and Nail produce very good harmonies on the choruses of these songs. What makes this CD is the genuineness of Nail's delivery whether he is singing about relationships as on the songs already mentioned or about more general topics such as a yearning for specific places as on "Mississippi" and "Missouri" or chasing his dreams on "Again". He sings in a way that one cannot help but know that these songs mean something to him. This CD also avoids falling into an instrumental rut. The opener "Mississippi" features a nice string accompaniment while "Looking For A Good Time", "This Time Around", and "Missouri" all have Hammond B-3 Organ.

All in all, I suppose that I'm About To Come Alive has to be slotted in the Country genre, but I would put it in the more general category of plain old good music. David Nail has given us a CD that is worthy of the attention of all music fans. I have thoroughly enjoyed this CD, and I think that you will too.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Had an old country sound and all songs were slow September 16, 2009
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This entire album was slow and had the feel of old time country music. He has a beautiful voice, no doubt, but there is not one up beat song on the entire album. You could slow dance to every one. I like a mixture of up beat and slow songs on an album, so this one just wasn't for me. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the slow songs, but if you aren't a fan of older country or you don't enjoy slow songs, this one probably isn't for you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Solid album from pop/country singer 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.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Overproduced, But Enjoyable September 28, 2009
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Country's not what it used to be. "Country" seems to be where all the song writers fled after the grunge revolution of the 1990's. Country sounds like pop used to, before grunge misery and melisma-laden hip hop singers took the fore.

To wit, David Nail's debut album, "I'm About To Come Alive". Interesting that the title cut is a song taken from the group Train, for they have lots in common vocally and stylistically. Despite Nail's solid and versatile voice, what this album suffers from intensely is massive overproduction. Every song drips with slickness; too many instruments fighting for attention and background levels that nearly drown out a very pleasurable vocal track. One track in particular ("Strangers On A Train", I believe) makes me want to shoot the piano player. Or at least tell them to sit down and shut up. The listener can't hear what is one of the best songs on the album because of all the fill. It's obnoxious.

Highlights from this album (albeit ones that are "done to death") include:
Mississipi -- a hook that will have you humming it all day
Red Light -- the breakout hit on your local country station, very good
Strangers On A Train -- pitch perfect imagery (despite the rude piano)
Turning Home -- another good hook
Missouri -- as painful as the song seems, it's an insight into the artist (and a very good turn of phrase) and THAT is why people buy records from songwriters -- we want to get in their heads and listen. Nail's record company should have let him write more.

Summarily, the album has good potential and there are songs that I'll rip onto my iPod, but the producer ought to be spanked for wanting too much. Less is almost always more, especially in "Country" music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This is a very interesting CD from an artist who almost defies classification. It is found under the Country category but has strong tones of jazz and blues as well as some old fashioned almost rock ballad type songs (maybe southern rock that may sound like country or could cross over).

The 1st and the last songs are my favorites. Strangely they are named after states. I actually liked the words more than the music. Usually when that happens the music grows on me with repeated listening and this one is no exception. "Clouds" will ring true to anyone who ends up in a relationship where they just wonder how they got there after a while. I also like the "Turning Home" piece--gave me goosebumps the first time I heard it.

This is not a rip roaring good ol boy country album. In fact it is almost the antithesis to that. This album is more what I would expect from a singer/songwriter with heavy emphasis on what the music means and how the words speak to you (the audience). That connection that reaches deeper into you than just a 3 minute song to blare out your pickup with the windows down on the way to the lake. I recommend it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars honest,down to earth
David's music caught hold of me when i first heard "let it rain",i often find his music is calming,honest & many times it has put me to sleep..
Published 14 days ago by sandra stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Couldn't be disappointed even if i wanted to!
Published 1 month ago by herman t. lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
GREAT
Published 2 months ago by John O. Kinnick
5.0 out of 5 stars Great seller
Good CD
Published 2 months ago by gus1993
4.0 out of 5 stars Good early work!
Have listened to this cd over and over.....it's easy on the ears and about 5 songs I put on repeat!
Published 3 months ago by Cheryl L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this CD and artist!
I wasn't quite sure who David Nail was but thought I would take a chance and see. I had head 1 or 2 songs he has sung on the radio. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Rena Patteson
2.0 out of 5 stars Tricky to evaluate
I am not generally a Country fan, but between Lady Antebellum and the Nashville TV show, I have found that I really enjoy some of the music classified as Country. Read more
Published 5 months ago by J. Wilbur
5.0 out of 5 stars David Nail is Alive and Well
David Nail has another big CD as a singer and song writer. If you listen to music that touches your heart then his songs are for you. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Douglas Hirsch
5.0 out of 5 stars David Nail is in a league of his own...
I stumbled onto David Nail's music last year, surfing around on U-Tube, and really love his music. He is not so pigeon-hole country, and has a style all his own. Read more
Published 7 months ago by redmetalroof
5.0 out of 5 stars Great first album!
Got this album after reviewing the ratings by others. No regrets on this purchase and definitely recommend if you like his newest release song.
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