Wild Angels (Martina McBride album)

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Wild Angels
Studio album by Martina McBride
Released September 26, 1995 (1995-09-26)[1][2]
Recorded 1995 at The Money Pit, Nashville, TN
Genre Country[2]
Length 38:06[2]
Label RCA Records
Producer Paul Worley
Ed Seay
Martina McBride
Martina McBride chronology
The Way That I Am
(1993)The Way That I Am1993
Wild Angels
Singles from Wild Angels
  1. "Safe in the Arms of Love"
    Released: July 17, 1995
  2. "Wild Angels"
    Released: November 20, 1995
  3. "Phones Are Ringin' All Over Town"
    Released: April 6, 1996
  4. "Swingin' Doors"
    Released: August 26, 1996
  5. "Cry on the Shoulder of the Road"
    Released: January 25, 1997

Wild Angels is a 1995 album and third album by Martina McBride.[1][2] The album produced the singles "Safe in the Arms of Love", "Wild Angels", "Swingin' Doors", "Phones Are Ringin' All Over Town", and "Cry on the Shoulder of the Road". "Wild Angels" was McBride's first Number One on the Hot Country Songs charts. In the U.S. the album was certified Gold on February 23, 1996, and Platinum on February 6, 1998, by the R.I.A.A.

Also included is a cover of "Two More Bottles of Wine", which was previously a #1 hit for Emmylou Harris in 1978. "Safe in the Arms of Love" was originally recorded by Wild Choir on their self-titled 1986 album, Baillie & the Boys on their 1989 album Turn the Tide, Kennedy Rose on their 1994 album Walk the Line, and Michelle Wright on her 1994 album The Reasons Why. Wright's version of the song was a Top 10 hit in Canada. "A Great Disguise" would later be recorded by Pam Tillis on her 1998 album Every Time. This was McBride's last album to have a neotraditional country sound before developing a more crossover-friendly country-pop sound.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Wild Angels" Matraca Berg, Gary Harrison, Harry Stinson 3:44
2. "Safe in the Arms of Love" Mary Ann Kennedy, Pam Rose, Pat Bunch 3:13
3. "Phones Are Ringin' All Over Town" David MacKechnie, Marc Beeson, Kin Vassy 3:31
4. "A Great Disguise" Greg Barnhill, Hillary Kanter, Even Stevens 3:58
5. "Swingin' Doors" Jim Foster, Chapin Hartford, Bobby Boyd 3:27
6. "All the Things We've Never Done" Craig Bickhardt, Jeff Pennig 3:24
7. "Two More Bottles of Wine" Delbert McClinton 3:15
8. "Cry on the Shoulder of the Road" Berg, Tim Krekel 3:08
9. "You've Been Driving All the Time" Stinson, Bunch 4:41
10. "Born to Give My Love to You" Kennedy, Rose, Bunch 3:15
11. "Beyond the Blue" David Kent, Ashe Underwood 2:25
Total length: 38:06


Compiled from liner notes.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B−[4]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars[5]
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention)[6]
  • Jim Burnett - digital editor
  • Pete Green - overdubbing engineer
  • Martina McBride - producer
  • Mike Poole - overdubbing engineer
  • Mike Psanos - overdubbing engineer
  • Clarke Schleicher - overdubbing engineer
  • Ed Seay - producer, engineer, mixing engineer, overdubbing engineer
  • Paul Worley - producer

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1995) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums[7] 17
U.S. Billboard 200[7] 77
Canadian RPM Country Albums 4


Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1995 "Safe in the Arms of Love" 4[7] 38
"Wild Angels" 1[7] 5
1996 "Phones Are Ringin' All Over Town" 28[7] 24
"Swingin' Doors" 38[7] 41
1997 "Cry on the Shoulder of the Road" 26[7] 42


  1. ^ a b "Wild Angels: Martina Mcbride: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Thom Jurek (1995-09-26). "Wild Angels - Martina McBride | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  3. ^ Wild Angels (Media notes). Martina McBride. RCA Records. 1995. 66509. 
  4. ^ Nash, Alanna (1995-10-13). "Wild Angels Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  5. ^ "FALL ALBUM ROUNDUP : In Brief - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 1995-09-24. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  6. ^ "CG: martina mcbride". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "Martina McBride : Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-08-10.