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Norway has produced some excellent Country Music artists, Benté Boe and O.J. Hanssen are just two that spring to mind, and Arne Benoni is another, with a very appealing voice, to come out of that European country. This, his latest album, "One Life Stand," contains 10 tracks of all original material, with all songs either penned or co-penned by Tim Johnson, a man who Arne rates as his favourite songwriter. Listening to the quality of the songs on here, it isn't difficult to see why.
Lead off single from the album is the very lively "Stand Back" a great track that I defy you to keep your feet still to, while other gems that stand out include the wonderful duet with Lori Brooks, a lady with a great voice.....why haven't I heard of her before?.....on the power ballad, "Even If I Do," then there's the catchy "Sentimental Girl" and "My Life Did Not Begin," plus the title track, "One Life Stand" another very catchy toe tapper........in fact I could go on and on, there isn't a bad track on the album.
The album was recorded in Nashville between March 1999 and January 2000, using some of the Country Music capitol's finest musician's. With many radio friendly tracks on the album, I fully expect "One Life Stand" to pick up heavy airplay for this talented artist. Before reviewing this album, Arne Benoni was a relatively new name to me, but I can now confirm he has another fan and I look forward to hopefully, getting the chance to review more of his material in the future!
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