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Sugar Hill
April 13, 2004

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Having achieved some degree of success and recognition with MCA and Universal, Allison Moorer sought out an independent label "that allows creative control but also has influence and muscle", as she put it. She found what she was looking for at Sugar Hill. She has continued to work with her husband, co-writer and co-producer Butch Primm, and to build upon her remarkable rapport with producer R.S. Field. Also she has retained her unwavering devotion to singing hard songs of deep and emotional truth.

Everything else is just a little bit different. For instance the sound of The Duel. Whereas her last studio album was an elegant, sophisticated update on classic southern country soul, The Duel is heedless and blunt, and a little bit rough around the edges. This is intentional. Allison and Butch and Bobby took a new, thoroughly unrehearsed band into the studio and cut 11 songs in a dozen days. Butch even lured Bobby into picking up his drum sticks for the first time in 18 years.

The rest of the core ensemble - Adam Landry (Stateside, The Sways), John Davis (Superdrag) - are hardly your first-call Nashville session dudes. But, no, The DuelL isn't exactly a rock record. It's simply the newest installment in the series of deeply personal and profoundly beautiful albums Moorer has made. It's a wee bit louder, that's all.

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Key Value
Catalogue number SHCD3984
Barcode 0015891398426
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. I Ain't Giving Up On You -
2. Baby Dreamer -
3. Melancholy Polly -
4. Believe You Me -
5. One On The House -
6. All Aboard -
7. The Duel -
8. When Will You Ever Come Down -
9. Louise Is In The Blue Moon -
10. Once Upon A Time She Said -
11. Sing Me To Sleep -