These Days are Good Days for Vince Gill as his new 4-CD set containing all new, all original tunes debuts at Number Four on the Billboard Country Album Chart and Number Seventeen on the Billboard Pop Album Chart.
MCA Records is rushing to meet the consumer demand for the project. “We are ecstatic with the first week numbers, they exceeded our best expectations, which speaks volumes about Vince’s appeal and the brilliance of this project,” says Ben Kline, Exec. VP Sales, Marketing and New Media for Universal Music Group. “Because of the uniqueness of the packaging, we are trying to play catch-up to meet retail and consumer demand. It’s nice to be the Tickle Me Elmo of this holiday season.” Don’t miss your chance to experience These Days and win cool Vince Gill prize packs as Vince Gill These Days Night continues at participating nightclubs across the country October 28 – November 12.
Critics are hailing Gill’s release as a wonderful break from the rules, adventurous, emotional and a brilliant undertaking that has paid off as a truly creative body of work.
Following an intense week of media and the launch of his tour, the reviews are flying in and they are all in praise of Vince’s breadth of musicality and his virtuosity.
“These Days is a signal achievement for Mr. Gill, a musical ecumenist who brooks few distinctions between art and entertainment. The four CDs not only testify to his depth and range as a musician, but do so, as Mr. Gill has often done, through collaborations that smack more of mutual inspiration than of back-scratching or expediency.”
— NEW YORK TIMES
“It’s unprecedented for a major artist to release four CDs’ worth of new material. Happily, Gill keeps the quality level high.”
— USA TODAY
“Gill’s a breath-taking guitar player…the 4 cd set pays tribute to all these aspects of Gill’s musical personality — the country rocker, the bluegrass picker, the slick sentimentalist and the traditional country boy. The musicianship on this is virtuosic, never a stray note or breath.”
— NPR‚Äôs “Day To Day”
“It’s a journey like no other, These Days, and more than worth the price of admission.”
— Barnes & Noble.com
“Gill hit upon a particularly fruitful creative period, and he’s sharing the results. Popular music, currently bogged down in a period ruled by marketing and packaging, would benefit from more of this kind of out-of-the-box thinking.”
And in reference to Gill’s concert performances, Dan DeLuca of the Philadelphia Inquirer summed it up perfectly, “So what was (Gill) doing onstage at the Nokia Theatre . . . leading a big band through a startlingly good three-hour show in support of These Days . . . his new – not double-, not triple-, but quadruple-disc – set of 43 songs? Proving that he can.”
Gill remains on tour through the end of the year. He has upcoming television appearances on CMT’s Cross Country (with Alison Krauss and Union Station), Oct. 27; The 40th Annual CMA Awards on Monday, Nov. 6 (ABC), and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Nov. 13 (NBC). More tour dates are expected to be announced soon
source: MCA Records/AAPR/Morris Public Relations
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