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A Shot of Whiskey and a Prayer

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Danni Leigh 21/3/2001

Review

The sophomore effort of singer/songwriter Danni Leigh, A Shot of Whiskey & a Prayer, is a consistent collection of material that combines Leigh's sultry vocal prowess with an impressive musical accompaniment. A distinct Western flavor is evident here, especially in tunes like "Shiver of Lonesome," where one can almost see imaginary tumbleweed roll across the deserted streets of a ghost town. The strum of the electric guitar adds an extra edge to the collection that rings of "old meets new." The cuts on this album are varied, offering a balanced mix of slow and upbeat. "Honey I Do," Leigh's first single released to radio, is probably the most commercial of the songs on the album; the rest are hardcore country that, unfortunately, may not be received with open arms by country radio. Leigh delivers a very moving performance with "Back in Your Arms Again," a touching ballad about loss of trust between a woman and man. "What'cha Gonna Do" is an excellent cut with an exceptional chorus. A powerful instrumental, especially in regard to guitar, makes this the standout of the collection. A Shot of Whiskey & a Prayer is decidedly a country album. A country-pop audience might find the album a bit too traditional for their taste, but lovers of pure country with an appreciation for old-fashioned heartbreak songs will find this a welcome addition to their music collection. All in all, this is a very commendable album. ~ Rick Cohoon
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Chain Gang Danni Leigh 2:36
  3. 2 Longnecks, Cigarettes Danni Leigh 2:37
  4. 3 Trying to Get Over You Danni Leigh 2:55
  5. 4 What'cha Gonna Do Danni Leigh 4:32
  6. 5 Shiver of Lonesome Danni Leigh 3:34
  7. 6 Honey I Do Danni Leigh 2:45
  8. 7 Little Things Danni Leigh 2:38
  9. 8 Can't Build of Better Love Danni Leigh 3:59
  10. 9 I Don't Feel That Way Anymore Danni Leigh 3:31
  11. 10 Back in Your Arms Again Danni Leigh 3:42
  12. 11 Cruel Heart Danni Leigh 3:1

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