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|What a Crying Shame|
|Studio album by|
|Released||February 1, 1994|
|Genre||Americana, neotraditional country, Tex-Mex, western swing|
|The Mavericks chronology|
|Singles from O What a Crying Shame|
|Christgau's Consumer Guide|||
|The Encyclopedia of Popular Music|||
|Los Angeles Times|||
What a Crying Shame is the third studio album by the American country music band The Mavericks. The album was released on February 1, 1994, by MCA Nashville. It includes the singles "What a Crying Shame", "O What a Thrill", "There Goes My Heart", "I Should Have Been True" and "All That Heaven Will Allow". In order, these singles reached numbers 25, 18, 20, 30 and 49 on the Billboard Country Singles (now Hot Country Songs) chart. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA and 2× Platinum by the CRIA.
- "There Goes My Heart" (Kostas, Raul Malo) - 3:20
- "What a Crying Shame" (Kostas, Malo) - 3:50
- "Pretend" (Kostas, Malo) - 3:37
- "I Should Have Been True" (Stan Lynch, Malo) - 5:14
- "The Things You Said to Me" (Al Anderson, Malo) - 3:31
- "Just a Memory" (Kostas, Malo) - 2:24
- "All That Heaven Will Allow" (Bruce Springsteen) - 3:34
- "Neon Blue" (Pete Anderson, Kostas) - 3:56
- "O What a Thrill" (Jesse Winchester) - 3:13
- "Ain't Found Nobody" (Harlan Howard, Kostas) - 3:18
- "The Losing Side of Me" (Malo) - 3:51
- Produced by Don Cook
- Mixed and engineered by Mike Bradley
- Paul Deakin – drums
- Raul Malo – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
- Robert Reynolds – bass guitar
- Nick Kane – (electric guitar) appears on the album cover, and is credited as a member of the band, but joined the group after the album was recorded and does not play on this record.
- Bruce Bouton – steel guitar
- Dennis Burnside – string arrangements
- Mark Casstevens – acoustic guitar
- Rob Hajacos – fiddle
- James House – backing vocals on "O What a Thrill"
- John Barlow Jarvis – piano, organ
- Stan Lynch – cabasa, claves, congas, tambourine, triangle
- Brent Mason – electric guitar
- John Wesley Ryles – backing vocals
- Joy Lynn White – backing vocals on "Just a Memory"
- Dennis Wilson – backing vocals
- Glenn Worf – bass guitar, double bass
- Trisha Yearwood – backing vocals on "Neon Blue"
- Nashville String Machine – strings
|U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums||6|
|U.S. Billboard 200||54|
|U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers||1|
|Canadian RPM Country Albums||4|
|Canadian RPM Top Albums||45|
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- Corcoran, Michael (March 1994). "The Mavericks: What a Crying Shame". Spin. SPIN Media LLC. p. 78.