See the Light (Bo Bice album)

See the Light is the second album by American singer Bo Bice, released on October 23, 2007 by Sugarmoney/StratArt.

See the Light
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 23, 2007
Recorded2007
Genre
Length42:00
LabelSugarmoney/StratArt
ProducerFrank Liddell, Mike Wrucke
Bo Bice chronology
The Real Thing
(2005)
See the Light
(2007)
3
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC[2]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[3]

BackgroundEdit

Bice's debut album, The Real Thing, was with RCA. After parting ways with RCA, according to BoBice.com, he signed with the indie label $ugarmoney/StratArt, a partnership between Bo and the label of Strategic Artist Management, his management company. The album was released as a Wal-Mart exclusive.[4]

Bice stated about the sound of "See the Light" that:[5]

On the next album I’d like to go more rootsy, more country, more southern rock Bo.

"It's a star-studded cast, and I'm the only one on there who's not famous," the ever-humble Bice joked. "I picked and co-wrote the songs that if I was a guy who would be spending my hard-earned money buying an album I would want to hear." That means original back-to-basics Southern rock and country-tinged singer/songwriter tunes co-written with A.J. Croce (son of 1970s singer Jim Croce) and Chris Tompkins (Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats").[6]

Bice also stated that he wrote thirty-one songs for the album and narrowed it down between ten and twelve songs. The songs will feature session performances by classic and southern rock luminaries keyboardist Chuck Leavell, The Black Crowes’s drummer Steve Gorman, and guitarist Waddy Wachtel (who has worked with just about everyone, including The Rolling Stones, Bryan Ferry, Stevie Nicks and Bob Seger).

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Bo Bice, except where noted.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Witness" 3:41
2."Take the Country Outta Me" 3:21
3."I'm Gone"4:30
4."Only Words"Bice, Dan Hardin 
5."Got Money" 3:56
6."See the Light"
  • Bice
  • Thomas Lee
4:19
7."Sinner in a Sin"  
8."This Train"
  • Bice
  • Lee
4:12
9."Ain't Gonna Die"Bice, Gary Nichols3:07
10."Whiskey, Women & Time" 6:06

PersonnelEdit

Performance credits
  • Bo Bice- Primary artist, guitar, dobro, harmonica, 12 string guitar, mandolin, background vocals
  • Phillip Shouse- Guitar, background vocals
  • Glenn Worf- Bass
  • Steve Gorman- Drums
  • Thomas Lee- Keyboard
  • Miles McPherson- Percussion
  • Dan Dugmore- Lap steel, mandolin
  • Ike Bartley- Saxophone
  • Patrick Mitchell- Background vocals
  • Raquel Wynn- Background vocals
  • Carol Chase- Background vocals
  • Vicki Hampton- Background vocals
  • Shandra Penix- Background vocals
  • Chuck Leavell - Keyboards
  • Waddy Wachtel - Guitar
Technical credits
  • Bo Bice- Producer
  • Frank Liddell- Producer
  • Mike Wrucke- Producer, engineer
  • John Beard - Engineer
  • Eric Tonkin - Assistant engineer
  • Louie Teran - Mastering
  • Strategic Artist Management - Management
  • Mary Ann McCready - Management
  • Julie Boos - Management
  • Joey Lee - Agency

Chart performanceEdit

See the Light's chart performance reached a number of 150 in the US. As of October 14, 2008 it had sold 61,000+ copies.

Release historyEdit

List of release dates, showing region, label, format and edition(s)
Region Date Format(s) Label Edition(s)
Australia October 22, 2007 CD, digital download Sugarmoney/Strat Standard
Canada
Germany
United Kingdom
United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "See The Light - Bo Bice". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  2. ^ Bernstein, Jonathan (2 November 2007). "See the Light Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  3. ^ Wood, Mikael (19 October 2007). "A welcome return to that down-home sound". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  4. ^ Bo Bice Links With Wal-Mart For New Album
  5. ^ seMissourian.com: Story: Banking on Bo
  6. ^ VH1.com : Index : 'American Idol' Vets Bo Bice, Constantine Maroulis Can't Stop Rockin' - Rhapsody Music Downloads