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The Storm is the tenth studio album released by country music artist Travis Tritt. It was also his only album for the Category 5 Records label. In 2013, Travis Tritt re-released the album under the new title "The Calm After" via his own Post Oak Records label. The re-release features two new songs consisting of classic covers.

The Storm
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 21, 2007 (2007-08-21)
GenreCountry
LabelCategory 5
ProducerRandy Jackson
Travis Tritt
Travis Tritt chronology
The Very Best of Travis Tritt
(2007)
The Storm
(2007)
The Calm After...
(2013)
The Calm After...
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 9, 2013 (2013-07-09)
GenreCountry
LabelPost Oak
Travis Tritt chronology
The Storm
(2007)
The Calm After...
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com4.5/5 stars link
Allmusic4/5 stars link
Billboard(mixed) link

Contents

HistoryEdit

Five of this album's tracks are covers: "Should've Listened" was originally recorded by Canadian rock band Nickelback on their The Long Road album, "I Don't Know How I Got By" was originally recorded by Edwin McCain for the soundtrack of the film The Family Man, "You Never Take Me Dancing" was previously recorded by Richard Marx on his album Flesh and Bone, "Somehow, Somewhere, Someway" was written/recorded by Kenny Wayne Shepherd from his 1997 album, Trouble Is..., and "The Pressure Is On" is the title cut of a 1981 album release by Hank Williams, Jr.. "You Never Take Me Dancing" was released as a single from this album, reaching number 27 on the Hot Country Songs charts in 2007. It was followed by "Something Stronger Than Me", which failed to chart. Category 5 closed soon afterward.

In 2013, Tritt acquired the rights to the album in order to re-release it via his own Post Oak Records under the title The Calm After... The re-release includes a cover of the Patty Smyth and Don Henley duet "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough" with his daughter, Tyler Reese,[1] and a cover of Faces' "Stay with Me".[2] The Calm After... sold more than 2.000 copies in its opening week and entered the Country Albums chart at number 31.

Track listingEdit

CD
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Mudcat Moan (Prelude) / You Never Take Me Dancing"Michael Thompson, Travis Tritt / Richard Marx5:29
2."(I Wanna) Feel Too Much"Diane Warren4:03
3."Doesn't the Good Outweigh the Bad"Tritt, Marx4:23
4."What If Love Hangs On"Rob Thomas, Tritt4:02
5."Rub Off on Me"Casey Beathard, Kevin Horne4:40
6."Something Stronger Than Me"Don Poythress, Donnie Skaggs, Michelle Little3:39
7."The Storm"Tritt4:42
8."I Don't Know How I Got By"Warren3:45
9."The Pressure Is On"Hank Williams, Jr.3:54
10."Should've Listened"Mike Kroeger, Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Ryan Vikedal3:30
11."High Time for Gettin' Down"John Kromer, Weston Harvey, Jay Speight2:43
12."Somehow, Somewhere, Someday"Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Danny Tate5:42
Total length:50:32

Personnel ("The Storm")Edit

Track listing (The Calm After)Edit

  1. "Mudcat Moan (Prelude)"/"You Never Take Me Dancing" - 5:29
  2. "(I Wanna) Feel Too Much" - 4:03
  3. "Doesn't the Good Outweigh the Bad" - 4:23
  4. "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough" (Patty Smyth, Glen Burtnik) — 4:50
  5. "What If Love Hangs On" - 4:02
  6. "Rub Off on Me" - 4:40
  7. "Stay with Me" (Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood) — 4:41
  8. "Something Stronger Than Me" - 3:39
  9. "The Storm" - 4:42
  10. "I Don't Know How I Got By" - 3:45
  11. "The Pressure Is On" - 3:54
  12. "Should've Listened" - 3:30
  13. "High Time for Gettin' Down" - 2:43
  14. "Somehow, Somewhere, Someday" - 5:42

Personnel ("The Calm After")Edit

Chart performanceEdit

The StormEdit

Chart (2007) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 3
U.S. Billboard 200 28
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 3

The Calm After...Edit

Chart (2013) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 31
U.S. Billboard 200 190
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 39

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "# Travis Tritt Duets with Daughter on New Single : MusicRow – Nashville's Music Industry Publication – News, Songs From Music City". Musicrow.com. 2013-04-24. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  2. ^ "Travis Tritt and Daughter Tyler Reese Duet for "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough" (from the mailbag) - NashvilleGab - Country music news and Nashville celebrity gossip". NashvilleGab. 2013-06-25. Retrieved 2014-05-24.