Wide Open Spaces

Wide Open Spaces

by Dixie Chicks


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Rarely has an image makeover been so thorough or worked so completely as the transformation of the Dixie Chicks. Orginally a quartet of demurely dressed female singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalists who played quaint country classics and bluegrass covers, they morphed (and peroxided) into a powerhouse trio of sexy blondes who sing contemporary country songs with a '90s outlook and flawless harmonies. WIDE OPEN SPACES was one of the breakout hits of 1998, and it is every bit as satisfying as it was unexpected. The Chicks blaze through songs like the energetic opener, "I Can Love You Better," the gorgeous, sweeping title track, and a rocking, bluesy take on Bonnie Raitt's "Give It Up or Let It Go." The Dixie Chicks emphasize traditional instrumentation such as Dobro, banjo, fiddle, and mandolin, which band members Emily Erwin and Martie Seidel play themselves, and the sassy, charismatic vocals of Natalie Maines. Never mind the Spice Girls -- thanks to WIDE OPEN SPACES, fans of Dixie Chicks know real girl power when they hear it.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/27/1998
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646819548
catalogNumber: 68195

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dixie Chicks   Primary Artist
Matt Rollings   Piano,Hammond Organ
Joe Chemay   Bass
Mark Casstevens   Acoustic Guitar
Billy Crain   Acoustic Guitar
Lloyd Maines   Steel Guitar
George Marinelli   Electric Guitar
Greg Morrow   Drums
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Tom Roady   Shakuhachi,Conga,Tambourine,Shaker
Billy Joe Walker   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Paul Worley   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Emily Erwin   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Dobro,Vocals,Group Member
Martie Seidel   Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocals,Group Member
Natalie Maines   Vocals,Group Member
Tommy Nash   Electric Guitar
Tony Paoletta   Steel Guitar
Bobby Charles   Bass
Emily Robison   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Dobro,Vocals

Technical Credits

Bob Morrison   Composer
Mark Capps   Producer
Blake Chancey   Producer
Bill Johnson   Art Direction
Johnny MacRae   Composer
Billy Sherrill   Engineer
J.D. Souther   Composer
Paul Worley   Producer
Jim Burnett   Producer
Erik Hellerman   Producer
Bill Johnson   Art Direction
Clarke Schleicher   Producer
Emily Erwin   Composer
Ed Simonton   Producer
Tracy Baskette-Fleaner   Art Direction
Tony Castle   Producer
Mary Francis   Composer
Eric Legg   Engineer
Susan Gibson   Composer

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