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Shooting Straight in the Dark

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Released  October 9, 1990
Shooting Straight in the Dark (1990)  Come On Come On (1992)
Release date  9 October 1990
Genre  Country music
Length  42:12
Artist  Mary Chapin Carpenter
Label  Columbia Records
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Producers  Mary Chapin Carpenter, John Jennings
Similar  State of the Heart, Hometown Girl, A Place in the World, Stones in the Road, Come On Come On

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Shooting Straight in the Dark is Mary Chapin Carpenter's third studio album. It was a #11 Country Album on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Four of its tracks became Billboard Hot Country Songs hits: "You Win Again" at #16, "Right Now" at #15, "Down at the Twist and Shout" at #2, and "Going Out Tonight" at #14. Members of the Cajun band BeauSoleil provide guest instrumentation on "Down at the Twist and Shout". Shawn Colvin provided backing vocals on three of the album's songs.


Track listing

All songs written by Mary Chapin Carpenter; except where indicated

  1. "Going Out Tonight" (Carpenter, John Jennings) - 3:16
  2. "Right Now" (Al Lewis, Sylvester Bradford) - 2:36
  3. "The More Things Change" - 3:56
  4. "When She's Gone" - 5:05
  5. "Middle Ground" - 3:51
  6. "Can't Take Love for Granted" - 4:01
  7. "Down at the Twist and Shout" - 3:21
  8. "Halley Came to Jackson" - 3:10
  9. "What You Didn't Say" - 4:36
  10. "You Win Again" - 3:59
  11. "The Moon and St. Christopher" - 4:21
  12. duet with Shawn Colvin


Compiled from liner notes.

  • Peter Bonta – keyboards, piano, acoustic and bass guitars
  • Jimmy Breaux – Acadian accordion, Cajun yells
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Jon Carroll – piano, acoustic guitar
  • Shawn Colvin – backing vocals
  • Mike Cotter – backing vocals
  • Don Dixon – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Michael Doucet – fiddle, Cajun yells
  • John Jennings – electric, acoustic and bass guitars, synthesizer, backing vocals, Cajun yells
  • Marti Jones – background vocals
  • Robbie Magruder – drums
  • John McCutcheson – hammer dulcimer
  • Mark O'Connor – fiddle
  • Dave Palamar – drums
  • Herb Pedersen – backing vocals
  • Rico Petruccelli – bass guitar
  • Matt Rollings – piano
  • Vince Santoro – drums
  • Billy Ware – percussion, Cajun yells
  • Production

  • Mary Chapin Carpenter, John Jennings - production
  • Bob Dawson, Jim DeMain - engineering
  • Songs

    1Going Out Tonight3:18
    2Right Now2:36
    3The More Things Change3:56


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