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iTunes Price: $9.99

Genre: Country

Released: Oct 23, 2007

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Gary Allan
Gary Allan

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Living Hard (Bonus Track Version) – Gary Allan

Name Artist Time Price
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Watching Airplanes Gary Allan 4:02 $1.29
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We Touched the Sun Gary Allan 3:41 $0.99
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She's So California Gary Allan 3:21 $1.29
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Like It's a Bad Thing Gary Allan 3:21 $1.29
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Learning How to Bend Gary Allan 3:25 $1.29
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As Long As You're Looking Back Gary Allan 3:27 $0.99
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Wrecking Ball Gary Allan 3:47 $0.99
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Yesterday's Rain Gary Allan 3:54 $0.99
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Trying to Matter Gary Allan 3:26 $0.99
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Half of My Mistakes Gary Allan 4:30 $0.99
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Living Hard Gary Allan 3:54 $0.99
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Memory On the Run (Bonus Track) Gary Allan 2:59 Album Only
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Our Review

California-native Gary Allan may have started out as a neo-traditionalist, but Living Hard is one of those contemporary country albums that’s basically rock dressed up with pedal steel and a down home drawl. The impressive opener, “Watching Airplanes,” mixes mandolin and slide with swooping strings, orchestra bells, and Beatleseque passages to create a huge pop sound. Allan’s charged vocals and the grand production (by Allan and Mark Wright) energize the track: it’s a classic example of upbeat music playing off of forlorn lyrics. “She’s So California,” one of a handful of tunes that Allan co-wrote, utilizes iconic California imagery to make its point — the music nods towards the country-rock of the Eagles and the songwriters toss in an earthquake metaphor to boot. You can hear traces of ZZ Top, Tom Petty and others 80s rockers on the album; “Half of My Mistakes” stands out as the most countryish song here but even that track features dirty electric guitar as well as sweet fiddle. “Learning How to Bend” might be the most personal song on Living Hard. It’s the sort of compelling cut that makes a listener zoom in on the singer’s words and quietly listen to what he has to say.

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Customer Reviews

Another great album from Gary! (5 stars)

Another huge release from Gary Allan, and being a huge fan I was not disapointed. The more you listen to it the better it gets.
1. Watching Airplanes- Obvious #1 single material a great start to the album.
2. We Touched the Sun- A good song, but it kinda preps the next…
3. She's So California- Great song and I'm sure the girls from California will enjoy as well
4. Like It's a Bad Thing- Classic Gary right here
5. Learning How to Bend- A gr

I didn't think it was possible… (5 stars)

To love Gary Allan anymore, but it is. This album is AMAZING! If you are a long time fan (like me) its a great way to mix up your Gary collection. And If you are a new fan, it's a great place to start!! This is the next best thing to a concert. So much like the live show! Gary has done a great job here! Next I need a live album, and I'll be happy! Some of my favorites are, Watching Airplanes, We Touched The Sun, Like It's A Bad Thing, Learni

Rollin' Like the Stones, Lookin' Like Dylan (4 stars)

A wise man once said, "you got to check the set list to tell you what state [he's] in." Part musician, part philosopher, Gary delivers a high-energy selection of tracks that are worthy additions to the chronicles of Allan. Easily his most "live" in-studio album, "Living Hard" successfully bottles the immediacy of his live performances with 11 new cuts.

Longtime fans, watch out, though – this one's a rocker.

Biography

Born: December 05, 1967 in La Mirada, CA
Genre: Country
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Gary Allan hit the honky tonk circuit in his native Southern California at the seasoned age of 12. Playing in and out of the smoky, sweaty bars with his dad's band led Allan to follow in his father's footsteps and start his own band. When Allan returned to those same honky tonks with his own combo, the sound was true Bakersfield country: Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, and the rest. Allan spent most of his twenties honing his skills as a new traditionalist country singer; finally, in 1996, he was picked…

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