Travis Tritt released an album called The Storm on Category 5 Records in 2007 and, not long afterward, the label sank under the murk of scandal, leaving Tritt with no choice but to launch a prolonged legal battle. He eventually won and secured the rights to the Randy Jackson-produced The Storm, which he then retitled The Calm After... (the joke is clear) and added two new songs -- covers both, the first being a duet with his daughter Tyler Reese on the Don Henley/Patty Smyth song "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough," the second being the Faces' "Stay with Me" -- for good measure. These additions don't greatly change what is essentially an excellent excursion in soul-injected modern country, one that demonstrates Tritt's considerable range as a vocalist. As The Storm, it got unjustly buried. Hopefully, as The Calm After... this album will finally find the audience it deserves.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine