Personnel: David Diggs (guitar, keyboards); Chet Atkins, Hadley Hockensmith, Gregory Moore, Ian William Keene (guitar); Jon Kurnick (steel guitar); Brandon Fields (saxophone); Michael Sutton (keyboards); Dave Spurr, Keith Edwards, Joe Heredia (drums).
Audio Mixers: Peter Mikran; Michael Sutton ; Paul Klingberg.
Recording information: Dave Siebels's Studio; Indiggnant Studios; Jam Factory; Joey's Place; Magnet Vision; Red Note.
Almost a decade after his heavy-metal covers album, Pat Boone offers up a set of songs more in line with his squeaky-clean image on 2006's HOPELESS ROMANTIC. The Florida-born crooner works his way through 14 unmistakably amorous tunes, including the jazzy "I Love You Truly," the playful "Kiss in the Kitchen," and the country-tinged "She's Out of My Life." Surprisingly enough, Boone even works in a cheeky R&B vein on a few songs, including the Barry White-esque "Still Waters Run Deep" and the smooth title track. Although Boone was in his 70s at the time of this disc's recording, his voice sounds decades younger, making this a fine purchase for longtime fans.