Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Lynn Anderson, Emmylou Harris|
Genres: Country, Pop
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those who know Lynn only from songs like "Rose Garden," take a listen to this CD! The gal wails and yodels with the best of 'em. The title track, a cover of Patsy Montana's classic, "I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart" comes sliding in on a cloud of pedal steel and the momentum continues throughout the entire collection. There is, quite simply, not a bad track in the lot. Great sound and production (gratifying to find on a budget label). Well, well worth the very modest price!!"
Best Western Album ever by A Female Vocalist!!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here's something you don't find every day, an album of western music by a woman. And not just any woman but the great Lynn Anderson, who has won ever award given for Country music female singers!! I loved her performance of the folk classic RED RIVER VALLEY best of all but these are all great cuts. This is an incredible bargain - a must!!"
The singing equestrian in her element
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 02/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Many people remember Lynn for Rose garden, a major international pop hit of the early seventies, but Lynn, an accomplished rider, has also made her mark in the equestrian world, particularly with quarter horses. This album of songs about horses, ponies and cowboys was ideal for Lynn to record and the results are perfect too - the finest album Lynn ever recorded.The songs are all covers, including two (Even cowgirls get the blues and Desperado) that Lynn had previously recorded for Columbia. Note that these are re-recordings, but extremely well done although I slightly prefer her first recording of Even cowgirls get the blues.I wanna be a cowboy's sweetheart was a million-seller for Patsy Montana in the thirties and was revived by Suzy Bogguss on her debut album. Lynn shows her ability to yodel on this track. Ponies, a song about winning the confidence of wild ponies, was a country hit in the eighties for Michael Johnson and has also been covered by that other singing horse lover, Michael Martin Murphey. Great as their versions are, Lynn's version is magical.Desperado is the Eagles song that you are surely familiar with. Even cowgirls get the blues was written by Rodney Crowell and had been recorded by La Costa (Tanya Tucker's sister) and Emmylou (with backing by Dolly and Linda) before Lynn recorded it for the first time. Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings recorded a male duet version.Run for the roses is a cover of a Dan Fogelberg song about a horse bred for the Kentucky Derby - a race that is sometimes known as the run for the roses, hence the title. Someday soon was an American pop hit for Judy Collins but there have been other great versions of this song too, including by Suzy Bogguss and Crystal Gayle.Don't fence me in was written by Cole Porter and was first recorded by Bing Crosby and the Andrews sisters. Their version is magical - the Andrews sisters are second to nobody when it comes to up-tempo, good-time music - but so is Lynn's, therefore I'm not going to say that one is better than the other. Obviously, the two versions are different and you may have your own preference according to your own musical tastes.The wayward wind was an American pop hit for Gogi Grant in the fifties and a British pop hit for Frank Ifield in the sixties - both going all the way to number one. This is yet another song well suited to Lynn, with Emmylou providing harmony vocals.Best of the lot is Lynn's sensational version of Red river valley, which features Marty Stuart on guitar and mandolin solo. Perhaps it is Marty's contribution as much as Lynn's that makes this track stand out. Even if you've heard Red river valley sung far too often, Lynn and Marty will make you sit up and take notice. The album ends with a fine version of Happy trails, the Roy Rogers classic.If you enjoy music about cowboys and horses, it doesn't get better than this."