The Bottom Line
- "Guitars And Tiki Bars"
- "Sherry's Living In Paradise"
- All songs written by Kenny (with help from some friends)
- Produced by Kenny Chesney and Buddy Cannon.
- Released by BNA Records.
Guide Review - Kenny Chesney - Be As You Are: Songs from an Old Blue Chair
Be As You Are is a 12 song, 13 track collection (Old Blue Chair has an Island Mix that bookends the album) of mostly slow-paced ballads. The title track Be As You Are is a nice harmonica laced ballad that says we should all be confident in ourselves. Guitars And Tiki Bars was the title to Kennys summer concert for 2004 and its presented as a fun tropical track that reminds me of Jimmy Buffett in terms of sound and lyrics. Written with Phil Vassar, Island Boy is a melodic piece of music while Boston is the song that features a sexy Latin-styled guitar. Sherrys Living In Paradise is a piano laden ballad that could very well be the only single released from this album.
Be As You Are is a mellow collection of songs that wont be for everyone. Yet to me its also the best album of Kennys decade-long career. If you like acoustic based, island themed songs, check Songs From An Old Blue Chair out.