Stone, Doug 1959- (Gully Jimson, Sandy Lang, David Orosco, David Orozco, Doug Store)
Stone, Doug 1959- (Gully Jimson, Sandy Lang, David Orosco, David Orozco, Doug Store)
Born December 27, 1959, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
(As Gully Jimson) Panda kopanda (also known as Panda! Go Panda! and Panda, Little Panda), 1972.
(As Gully Jimson) Panda kopanda amefure sakasu no maki, 1973.
Voice of Giren Zabi, Kido senshi gandamu (also known as Mobile Suit Gundam I), 1981.
Kido senshi gandamu II: ai senshihen (also known as Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow), 1981.
Kido senshi gandamu III: meguriai sorahen (also known as Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space and Mobile Suit Gundam III: Place in the Encounter), 1982.
Doogle Morloche, Fat Guy Goes Nutzoid, Troma, 1983.
Voice of Lekesly, patrol captain, SF Shinseiki Lensman (animated; also known as Lensman and Lensman: Secret of the Lens), 1984.
Torture victim, Hokuto no ken (also known as Fist of the North Star), 1986.
Voice of TV commentator, noble, reporter, Oritsu uchugun Oneamisu no tsubasa (animated; also known as Starquest, Wings of Honneamise and Wings of Honneamise: Royal Space Force), 1987.
Voice of council member, Akira (also known as Akira: The Special Edition), 1988.
(As David Orozco) Voice of Gruce Erras, Kido senshi gundam F91 (animated; also known as Mobile Suit Gundam F91), 1991.
Voice of bandit, Jubei ninpucho (animated; also known as Jubei Ninpocho: The Wind Ninja Chronicles and Ninja Scroll), 1993.
Voice of winged demon, Yu yu hakusho: meikai shito hen-hono no kizuna (animated; also known as Fight for the Netherworld and Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie-Poltergeist Report), 1994.
The Rook, 1994.
Luke Macallister, Gordy, Miramax, 1994.
Jinzo ningen hakaida (also known as Mechanical Violator Hakaider), 1995.
Voice of garbage collector B, Kokaku Kidotai (animated; also known as Ghost in the Shell and Shell Mobile Force), 1995.
Voice of Charles Rosen, Burakku jakku (animated; also known as Black Jack), 1996.
Voice of Yasuda, Mr. Kosugi, senator, Kuro no tenshi Vol. 1 (animated; also known as The Black Angel), 1997.
Voice of Speed, The Swan Princess II (animated; also known as The Swan Princess and the Secret of the Castle and The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain), 1997.
The Swan Princess: Sing Along, 1998.
Voice of cop B, Sai Fai, movie actor 2, zombies, Sun faa sau si (animated; also known as Bio-Zombie, Sang dut sau shut and Shen hua shou shi), 1998.
Voice of Speed, The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom (animated; also known as The Swan Princess III and The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure), 1998.
Voice of Azaka, Tenchi Muyo! In Love 2: Haruka naru omoi (animated; also known as Tenchi Forever and Tenchi Muyo: Tenchi in Love 2: Distant Memories), 1999.
Voice of tech, Devadasy (animated), 1999.
(As David Orosco) Voice of Spike/mayor, Gundress (animated), 1999.
Voice of boss, Juyuso seubgyukasageun (animated; also known as Attack the Gas Station!), 1999.
(As Sandy Lang) Voice of Dee Laytner, Fake (animated), 2000.
Voice of Dr. Ponkotsu, Metoroporisu (animated; also known as Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis, Metropolis, Osamu Tezuka no Metoroporisu and Robotic Angel), 2001.
Osmosis Jones, 2001.
Voice of analyzer, Kauboi bibappu: Tengoku no tobira (animated; also known as Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Cowboy Bebop the Movie: Knockin' onHeaven's Door and Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door), 2001.
Mr. Willard, The Next Big Thing, 2001.
Recess: School's Out (animated), Buena Vista, 2001.
(As Doug Store) Lilo & Stitch (animated), Buena Visa, 2002.
(As David Orozco) Voice of Tokutake, Alive, Madman, 2002.
Appurushido (also known as Appleseed), TYO, 2004.
Voice of Danai, Khon len khong (animated; also known as Art of the Devil), Five Star, 2004.
Voice of Kin/Buriken, Naruto movie 1: Daikatsugeki! Yukihime ninpocho dattebayo!! (animated; also known as Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow), Toho, 2004.
Voice of Gori/actor 2/Noburo, Sakigake!! Kuromati Koko: The Movie (animated; also known as Chromartie High-The Movie, Cromartie High School and Cromartie High: The Movie), Tokyo Shock, 2005.
Film Voice Directing:
Mojave Moon, 1996.
Automated dialogue replacement (ADR) casting, The End of Violence, Metro Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997.
ADR, The Prince of Egypt, DreamWorks, 1998.
ADR, The Jungle Book 2, Buena Vista, 2003.
ADR, Dark Water, Buena Vista, 2005.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Voice of Matt Trakker, a recurring role, MASK (also known as Mobile Armored Strike Kommand), 1985-86.
Hot Country Nights, 1991.
Yesteryear, The Nashville Network, 1994.
The Road, The Nashville Network, 1994.
Ralph, New York Undercover, Fox, 1994-95.
Voice of Genta, "Flag of Shima," Kyuketsuki Miyu (animated; also known as Vampire Princess Miyu), 1997.
Voice of man number one and policeman, "City of Illusion," Kyuketsuki Miyu (animated; also known as Vampire Princess Miyu), 1997.
Voice of Skelekron, "Destined for Greatness," Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, 1999.
Voice of Cocktopuss, "Attack of the Cocktopuss," Son of the Beach, 2000.
(As David Orosco) Voice of Jester, Descartes henchman number one, Bob Poundmax number two, older police officer, Mr. Austin, Alzac Tino a recurring, Gungrave, 2003-2004.
Samurai Champloo, Fuji Television Network and Cartoon Network, 2003-2005.
Voice of Stoner, "Blue Monday," Kokyo shihen Eureka Sebun (animated; also known as Eureka 7 and Psalms of Planets Eureka Seven), Cartoon Network, 2005.
Voice of Stoner, "The Beginning," Kokyo shihen Eureka Sebun (animated; also known as Eureka 7 and Psalms of Planets Eureka Seven), Cartoon Network, 2005.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Peddler/Cameron/Stan, Shock Chamber, 1985.
XXX's & OOO's, 1994.
Saddle Rash, 2002.
Leroy & Stitch, Disney Channel, 2006.
Television Appearances; Series:
Voice of Porthos, D'Artacan y los tres mosqueperros (animated; also known as Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds and Wan wan san jushi), 1981.
J. J./NOZA commander, Akai kodan zillion (animated; also known as Red Spark Zillion and Zillion), 1987.
Conan: The Adventurer, 1992.
(As David Orozco) Voice of Geo Metro, Magic Knight Rayearth (animated), 1994.
Voice of Kozo Shibano/Nagoya Shibano, Metal Fighter Miku, 1995.
Voice of customs inspector, street thug, Masters Corporation representative, Street Fighter II: V (also known as Street Fighter II: Victory), 1995.
Mutant League, 1996.
Kido snshi Gundam: Dai 08 MS shotai (animated; also known as Mobile Suit Gundham: The 08th MS Team), 1996.
Voice of male scientist, Maho shojo Pretty Samy (animated; also known as Magical Project and Pretty Sammy: Magical Girl), 1996.
Shin Tenchi Muyo (also known as New Tenchi Muyo TV and Tenchi in Tokyo), 1997.
Dragonborg, Beetleborgs Metallix (animated; also known as Saban's Beetleborgs Metallix), 1997.
Allujah, El Hazard: The Alternative World, 1998.
Outlaw Star, 1998.
Van, Kauboi Bibappu (animated; also known as Cowboy Bebop), 1998.
Saber marionette J Again, 1999.
Demitas, George, ambassador, soldier, Arc the Lad, 1999.
The Big O (also known as Big O and The Big O II), 1999.
Mirabelle's father, Wild ARMs: Twilight Venom, 1999.
Voice of Dr. Ernest Noguchi, Argento Soma (also known as Argentosoma and Arujento soma), 2000.
(As David Orozco) Voice of Toshimichi Okubo, Rurouni Kenshin, 2000.
Sho's father, Figure 17, 2001.
Voice of relief worker, subordinate C, newscaster, guard, councilman, promoter, Scryed (also known as s-CRY-ed and Suikuraido), 2001.
Chief/soldier, Cosmo Warrior Zero, 2001.
Doctor Canan, Mahoromatic (also known as Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden and Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden ‘Something More Beautiful’), 2001.
Man at party, real estate agent, Ai yori aoshi (also known as Bluer Than Indigo and Bluer Than Indigo: Fate), 2002.
(As David Orosco) Voice of Yasuhide Tohyama, Hono no miraju (also known as Mirage of Blaze), 2002.
Judge, Onegai Teacher (also known as Please Teacher!), 2002.
Yumi's father, Chobits, 2002.
Masashi Nakajima/Matsuyama, 12 kokuki (also known as The Twelve Kingdoms), 2002.
Voice of Chief Kosaka, Witch Hunter Robin, Cartoon Network, 2002.
(As David Orosco) Voice of Prime Minister/Galaxy the Great, Rikujo Boei-tai Mao-chan (also known as Ground Defense Force Mao-chan), 2002.
Mamado Azaf, Overman King-Gainer, Wowow, 2002.
Master Echigo, illegal doctor, factory owner, henchman B, customer, soldier B, Alan Milchan, mercenary B, Heat Guy J, 2002.
Plainclothesmen, Matsuoka, Kokaku kidotai: Stand Alone Complex (animated; also known as Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Kokaku kidotai: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig), Nippon and Cartoon Network, 2002.
Vanship Union operator number two, Guild Watcher number two, Last Exile, 2003.
Roy, Sukurappudo purinsesu (also known as Scrapped Princess and Sutepri), Wowow, 2003.
Promoter, Texhnolyze, 2003.
(As David Orosco), Gad Guard, 2003.
Detective, shop owner C, Principal Uchida, R.O.D. the TV, G4TechTV, 2003.
Toshio/doctor, Takahashi rumiko gekijo: Ningyo no mori (also known as Mermaid Forest, Ningyo no mori and Rumic Theater: Mermaid Forest), 2003.
Akio Kawazu, Moso dairinin (also known as Paranoia Agent), Wowow and Cartoon Network, 2004.
Tetsu, Tenjho tenge (also known as Heaven and Earth), 2004.
(As David Orosco) Voice of lab staff, Shin getter robo (also known as New Getter Robo), 2004.
Voice of Yagy Gang member number three, guard, prison guard, villager number two, Samurai champloo, 2004.
Voice of Let, Rave Master, Tokyo Broadcasting and Cartoon Network, 2004.
Mr. Kasugai, Soukyu no Fafner (also known as Fafner), 2004.
Taroumaru, Otogi zoshi, 2004.
Bar patron, guard, Hage's thug, Grenadier: Hohoemi no senshi, 2004.
Raven, Kyo kara mao! (also known as God, Save Our King!), 2004-2006.
Director Hashima, Digimon Data Squad, 2006.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Voice of Zenzo Saeki, Koi kaze, 2004.
Sealed for Freshness, New World Stages, New York City, 2007.
Voice of police man, Tatake! Iczer-1 (also known as Fight! Iczer-1), 1985.
Voice of shuttle pilot, taxi driver, Dati pea: Norandia no nazo (also known as Dirty Pair: Mystery of Norlandia and Original Dirty Pair #5: Affair of Nolandia), 1985.
Voice of Emperor, Outlanders, 1986.
Voice of Major, Burakku majikku M—66 (also known as Black Magic—66), 1987.
Dirty Pair, 1989.
Voice of Goban, Isu II: Tenku no shinden (also known as Y's II: Castle in the Heavens, Ys 2: Citadel in the Sky and Ys II Temple in the Sky), 1992.
Voice of Azaka-OVA3, Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Oki (also known as No Need for Tenchi, This End Up! and Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-oh-ki), 1992.
(As David Orosco) Voice of Ukyo, Spirit of the Sword (also known as Fight! Spirit of the Sword), 1993.
Voice of Professor Amagi/Machinegal, Morudaiba (also known as Moldiver), 1993.
Voice of King Mendez, Chojiku seiki Ogasu 02 (also known as Super Dimension Centrury Orguss 02), 1993.
Voice of Lowell Grant, Armitage III, 1994.
Red Hawk: Weapon of Death, 1995.
(As David Orosco) voice of Gondo, reporter B, Otenkioneesan (also known as A Weatherwoman and Weather Girl), 1996.
(As Gully Jimson) Voice of Fuyuhiko Rokudo, TV announcer, Jungre de Ikou (also known as Jungle de Ikou and Welcome to the Jungle!), 1997.
Voice of coroner, Armitage III: Poly Matrix (also known as Armitage III: Polymatrix), 1997.
(As David Orosco) Voice of Tagami, bodyguards, urinal guy, Mezzo forte, 1998.
Voice of Looper, An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island (animated; also known as An American Tail 3: The Treasure of Manhattan Island), 1998.
Voice of Looper, An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (animated), 1999.
Voice of Guneau, Sentou yousei yukikaze (also known as Yukikaze), 2002.
(As David Orosco) Voice of Professor Daiba, minister's aide, officer, crewmember, Space Pirate Captain Harlock: The Endless Odyssey (also known as Space Captain Herlock: The Endless Odyssey-Outside Legend), 2002.
Voice of guard D, .hack//Liminality Vol. 4: Trismegistus, Bandai America, 2004.
Paladin, Angel Wars: Guardian Force-About Face, EMI, 2004.
Paladin, Angel Wars: Guardian Force-Over the Moon, EMI, 2004.
Voice of Detective Minoru Sagisaka, Karas: The Prophecy, Manga, 2006.
Paladin, Angel Wars: Guardian Force-Grace and Glory, EMI CNG, 2006.
Adventures in Voice Acting, 2007.
Voice of Prelate Angiven and Tlaoxac, Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Enhanced, 1992.
Voice of Cicissa, Schiller, Jakesey, Star Trek: Judgement Rites, 1993.
Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb, 1994.
Might and Magic: World of Xeen, 1994.
Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego?, 1996.
Voice of Abdull, Arestes, Gort, Ugarte, Wolfie, Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire, 1998.
Voice of announcer, Star Trek: The Game Show, 1998.
Voice of Pyscho Mantis, genome soldier A, Metal Gear Solid (also known as MGS), 1998.
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor, 1999.
Voice of Pyscho Mantis, genome soldier A, Metal Gear Solid: Integral, 1999.
Voice of genome soldier, Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions (also known as Metal Gear Solid: Special Missions), 1999.
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer, 2000.
Voice of demon ninja, Tenchu 2 (also known as Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins), 2000.
Voice of Kibosh, Casper: Friends Around the World, 2000.
Xenosaga Episode 1: Chikara he no ishi (also known as Xenosaga, Xenosaga Episode I Reloaded, Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht and Xenosaga Episode I: The Will to Power), Namco, 2002.
Voice of Meng Huo, Kessen II, KOEI, 2002.
Voice of Let, Groove Adventure Rave: Fighting Live (also known as Rave Master), Konami, 2002.
Voice of Karrock, Pryzm, Chapter 1: The Dark Unicorn, TDK, 2002.
Voice of Gan Ning, Shin sangoku muso 3 (also known as Dynasty Warriors 4, Dynasty Warriors 4: Hyper and Shin sangoku musou-Hyper), KOEI, 2003.
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (also known as Star Ocean: Till the End of Time-The Director's Cut), Ubisoft, 2003.
Star Trek: Shattered Universe, Interplay, 2003.
Voice of Gan Ning, Xu Zhu, Zhang Jiao, Shin sangoku muso 3 mushoden (also known as Dynasty Warriors 4: Xtreme Legends), KOEI, 2003.
Voice of Gan Ning, Xu Zhu, Zhang Jiao, Shin sangoku muso 3: Empires (also known as Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires), KOEI, 2004.
Voice of Psycho Mantis, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, Konami, 2004.
Voice of Setsu, Genso suikoden IV (also known as Suikoden IV), Konami, 2004.
Voice Mystery G, Neo Contra, Konami, 2004.
SpellForce: Shadow of the Phoenix, Jo Wood, 2004.
Voice of Lord Zane, Radiata Stories, Square Enix, 2005.
Voice of Gan Ning, Xu Zhu, Zhang Jiao, Shin sangoku muso 4 (also known as Dynasty Warriors 5), KOEI, 2005.
Voice of Let, Rave Master: Special Attack Force, Konami, 2005.
Voice of Gan Ning, Xu Zhu, Zhang Jiao, Shin sangoku muso 4 mushoden (also known as Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends), KOEI, 2005.
Voice of Antonioni, Samurai Champloo (also known as Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked), Namco, 2006.
Voice of Boz Wilde, Chuck, Gavaya, Genso suikoden V (also known as Suikoden V), Konami, 2006.
Voice of Gan Ning, Xu Zhu, Zhang Jiao, Shin sangoku muso 4: Empires (also known as Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires), KOEI, 2006.
Voice of Taslov, Paraworld, SEK, 2006.
.hack//G.U. Vol. 2: Kimi omo koe (also known as .hack//G.U. Vol.2//Reminisce), Namco, 2006.
Voice of Takfir, Splinter Cell: Double Agent, 2006.
.hack//G.U. Vol.3: Aruku you na hayasa de (also known as .hack//G.U. Vol.3//Redemption), Namco, 2007.
Voice of Gan Ning, Xu Zhu, Zhang Jiao, Muso Orochi (also known as Warriors Orochi), KOEI, 2007.
Voice of Gan Ning, Xu Zhu, Zhang Jiao, Shin sangoku muso 5 (also known as Dynasty Warriors 6), KOEI, 2007.
Video Game Voice Directing:
Shin sangoku muso 3 (also known as Dynasty Warriors 4, Dynasty Warriors 4: Hyper and Shin sangoku musou-Hyper), 2003.
Segoku muso (also known as Samurai Warriors), 2004.
Shin sangoku muso 4 (also known as Dynasty Warriors 5), 2005.
Shin sangoku muso 4 mushoden (also known as Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends), 2005.
Shin sangoku muso 4: Empires (also known as Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires), 2006.
Sealed for Freshness, New World Stages, New York City, 2007.
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Country singer Doug Stone has been described as one of the best of the New Traditionalists. His romantic ballads, sung in a smooth baritone, have garnered considerable attention, though his clever, uptempo songs have their admirers as well. Stone’s performances are particularly distinguished by his dancing—an unusual stage element for a country singer.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1956, Stone left school when he was 15 to apprentice as a mechanic with his father and to start a band. He began recording songs in a self-built home studio when he was 16. Encouraged by his mother, who sang country music herself, he played in skating rinks for five dollars a night. He eventually moved up to playing in small clubs but for many years had to support his wife and children by working as a diesel mechanic during the day. The strain of working both day and night took its toll on Stone’s marriage—he was divorced in 1979. Three years of depression followed, Stone told People, “a feeling of being so alone, you don’t care whether you’re here or not.” That loneliness ended in 1982 when a friend introduced the singer to Carie Cohen, whom he married a short time later.
Stone continued to struggle, writing and taping songs and storing them on his shelves, until his big break came, in 1989. Phyllis Bennet, a Nashville manager, spotted him performing at a VFW function and within a year had signed a management contract with him. She paired him with Doug Johnson, a relatively new Nashville engineer and producer. Stone recorded three songs with Johnson, which would be pedaled to the major labels. A Columbia/Epic producer heard the tracks a few months later and signed Stone as an artist and Johnson as his producer.
Stone’s first album, Doug Stone, was released in March of 1990 and immediately drew the country music spotlight. His debut single, “I’d Be Better Off (in a Pine Box),” soared to Number Four on the country charts and was nominated for a Grammy. Several other songs from that album, including “These Lips Don’t Know How to Say Goodbye” and “Fourteen Minutes Old,” made it to the Top Five. In 1993, the album went platinum.
The success of his first effort set Stone on a hectic schedule of interviews and touring. He began opening across the country for such stars as Alabama, Reba McEntire, and Ricky Van Shelton and made a few guest appearances at the Grand Ole Opry. This new lifestyle, however, made it difficult for Stone to find the time or the privacy to write. In 1991 he told Country Music’s Bob Allen, “When I’m in Nashville, they keep me so busy doing interviews and stuff that I hardly have time to sit
Born Doug Brooks, June 19, 1956, in Atlanta, GA; changed surname to Stone to avoid confusion with country superstar Garth Brooks; son of Jack (a mechanic) and Gail Menscer (a musician) Brooks; first marriage ended in 1979; married Carie Cohen, c. 1982; children: Michelle, David, Chanse, Kala.
Began recording songs in home studio, c. 1972; performed at skating rinks; worked as diesel mechanic; performed in small clubs; signed by Epic Records, 1989, and released debut album, Doug Stone, 1990.
Awards: Grammy Award nomination, 1991, for “T’d Be Better Off (in a Pine Box)”; platinum record for Doug Stone, 1993.
Addresses: Management —Phyllis Bennett Management/Hallmark Management, 1819 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203. Booking agent— Buddy Lee Attractions, Inc., 38 Music Square E., Nashville, TN 37203.
down. Since I’ve been touring, I’ve only written one song on the road.... [It’s] hard to get off anywhere where you’re by yourself, unless you’re in the bunk. And I can’t fit my guitar in there!”
Stone released his next album,/ Thought It Was You, in the summer of 1991. The title track, a classic country sob for a lost love, again took Stone to the top of the charts. Although a few songs, including the Number One “Jukebox With a Country Song,” showcased Stone in a rollicking, humorous mode, most of the pieces were intimate, romantic ballads. Vogue contributor Julia Reed attested, “Stone proves that his is one of the best voices in the business ... in the love songs that make up half this album.”
In the spring of 1992, dizziness and pain in Stone’s left arm led to the discovery that a major artery in his heart was 99 percent blocked. A quadruple bypass operation followed. Stone took only five weeks off from performing to recuperate. According to Jack Hurst of the Chicago Tribune, “The shows he is doing now ... are far beyond the call of contractual obligation. Unless you knew, you’d never guess the man onstage had recently recuperated from open-heart surgery.” Although Stone did not alter his intensive touring schedule, he did modify his diet, which had been heavy on fried foods, and gave up his three-pack-a-day cigarette habit.
A few months after his convalescence, Stone released his ironically titled third album, From the Heart, which he insists was recorded and titled three months before his operation. Although the album features its share of ballads, it was the satiric “Warning Labels” that worked its way to the Top Five of the country charts. Country Music’s Rich Kienzle assessed, “’Warning Labels’ satirizes today’s tendency to issue advisories on everything from cigarettes to booze, dirty records and whatever—everything but sad country ballads. The stomping, witty ’Leave Me the Radio’ works well as [an] ... homage to honky tonk, and [Stone’s] perfectly stated vocal makes ’Left, Leavin’, Goin’ or Gone’ rise above the average novelty number.”
Not all critics, however, found Stone’s success deserved. Entertainment Weekly carped in August of 1992, “Since [his first hit, “I’d Be Better Off (in a Pine Box),’]. . . Stone has deteriorated into an audio version of a Harlequin Romance—his tunes are too often sappy, lightweight tales of infatuation and starry-eyed courtship.” Still, other reviews, such as the one that appeared in Country America, stood firm, insisting, “Velvety-voiced Doug Stone’s greatest strength is the heart-tugging intensity that he can wrestle from the words of a slow, simmering love song or a woeful lament.”
Although many of Stone’s singles have worked their way to the Top Five of the country charts, his albums, as a whole, have not achieved similar success. Stone attributes this to a lack of face recognition and is attempting to remedy the situation through continued steady touring. His albums have, nonetheless, sold at a constant, respectable pace, and it seems inevitable that Stone’s larger works will soon match the popularity of his hit singles.
Doug Stone, Epic, 1990.
I Thought It Was You, Epic, 1991.
From the Heart, Epic, 1992.
Doug Stone Christmas, Epic, 1992.
Chicago Tribune, March 25, 1990; April 25, 1991; August 16, 1992.
Country America, January 1992.
Country Music, November/December 1991; November/December 1992.
Country Song Roundup, May 1992.
Entertainment Weekly, August 28, 1992.
People, July 20, 1992.
Vogue, September 19, 1991.
—Susan Windisch Brown
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