13 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

There isn’t a weak moment on Alan Jackson’s 1994 effort Who I Am. Most of the songs are acoustic-based, and regardless of the subject matter Jackson delivers with a gentle, steadfast tone. In “Livin’ On Love,” “You Can’t Give Up On Love” and “Let’s Get Back to You and Me,” Jackson leaves behind the usual country conceits — cheating, abandonment, regret — and instead offers sweet and generous words, no strings attached. Even when Jackson plays the fallen man, as on the title song, he does it with grace: “And I know what I put you through / Is hard upon your heart / And it's just that you're concerned for me / Sweetheart, I understand / You do the best you can with who I am.” Jackson shows his romantic nature on Who I Am, but it’s far from a sappy affair. In addition to a perfect two-step interpretation of Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues,” “I Don’t Even Know Your Name” and “Let’s Get Back To Me and You” alight with whip-cracking guitar solos and Bakersfield grit.

EDITORS’ NOTES

There isn’t a weak moment on Alan Jackson’s 1994 effort Who I Am. Most of the songs are acoustic-based, and regardless of the subject matter Jackson delivers with a gentle, steadfast tone. In “Livin’ On Love,” “You Can’t Give Up On Love” and “Let’s Get Back to You and Me,” Jackson leaves behind the usual country conceits — cheating, abandonment, regret — and instead offers sweet and generous words, no strings attached. Even when Jackson plays the fallen man, as on the title song, he does it with grace: “And I know what I put you through / Is hard upon your heart / And it's just that you're concerned for me / Sweetheart, I understand / You do the best you can with who I am.” Jackson shows his romantic nature on Who I Am, but it’s far from a sappy affair. In addition to a perfect two-step interpretation of Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues,” “I Don’t Even Know Your Name” and “Let’s Get Back To Me and You” alight with whip-cracking guitar solos and Bakersfield grit.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
32 Ratings
32 Ratings
Staci_S ,

Perfection

Had this on cassette tape and it's still amazing!

James_Jeff Gordon Fan! ,

Great!

When we are dealing with Alan Jackson all songs he sings are the best.

Sabrina Pray ,

Still Loving it

I'm only 15 but this is the type of country music I grew up listening to with my Dad, who loves Alan Jackson!

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