I'm About To Come Alive

August 18, 2009 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 18, 2009
  • Release Date: August 18, 2009
  • Label: MCA Nashville
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 MCA Nashville, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 47:24
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  • ASIN: B002KOKUWC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,970 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

I highly recommend this CD, not just for country music fans.
K. Murray
In addition to his great voice, Nail has songwriting credit on about a third of the songs, which to me lends some integrity to his music as well.
In the AmaZone...
I am always leary about getting an entire CD but this is a really good listening CD!
georgie

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Philip R. Heath TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 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 By Bladen's Mommy VINE VOICE on 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 By Jed Shlackman VINE VOICE on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By terpfan1980 VINE VOICE on September 11, 2009
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I've heard the song "Red Light" on local Country radio (FM) over the last few months and enjoyed the mix of Country and Blues a lot. David Nail hits the vocals on that track perfectly with beautiful string work playing behind him. Having started hearing David Nail with that track, it's hard to imagine not having it on the album, though if you read the editorial review you get the story straight from the artist and find out that "Red Light" is the track that almost wasn't there.

Given that the album I'm About To Come Alive is Nail's debut effort, it's to his credit that Nail can take writing credit for nearly half the album. Obviously the record company execs had at least a little faith in his talent in that area, or at least in the finished product that makes up the album, and they let him include those tracks here. Personally, I think the faith was justified as the collection that we get here is very satisfying and enjoyable. Not perfect, though not much ever is, but definitely good, definitely smooth, and enjoyable.

The album starts with the bluesy track "Mississippi." Nail notes (in the editorial review) that he could picture Ray Charles singing that track. While I'm not quite ready to make that leap, I do note that the track has an R&B feel to it that I find quite pleasing. I can't say that I blame Nail at all for thinking of that track as one of his own favorites on the album as it is easy to fall into like with that track.

I'm not quite sure what track on the disc I would call my own favorite as I like the entire album. Most definitely a recommended purchase. Sample the tracks above and see if you can resist hitting the purchase button. If you can you've got more will power than I do. :-)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By WordGirl on 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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