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If There Was a Way
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Dwight Yoakam's fourth studio album was his most muscular yet. Alongside the overtly rocking cuts, his honky-tonkers also kicked harder than anywhere in his catalog; on top of all this, he gave his loosest, most assured-so... more »
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Dwight Yoakam's fourth studio album was his most muscular yet. Alongside the overtly rocking cuts, his honky-tonkers also kicked harder than anywhere in his catalog; on top of all this, he gave his loosest, most assured-sounding vocal performances to date. That he cowrote one of the disc's biggest singles, "It Only Hurts When I Cry," with Roger Miller makes perfect sense; Yoakam and Miller shared an ambivalently loving attitude toward the country-music establishment. Yoakam's insistence on going his own way would lead to even more indelible long-players, but If There Was a Way remains among his most impressive. --Rickey Wright
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Janet Pamenter | Caboolture Qld Australia | 03/28/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Probably because of his acting interests, I can always understand every word Dwight sings. It makes it easy to enjoy the content of this & all of his Albums I have collected so far. The usual mix of mainly words & music by Dwight, collaborations with Kostas & Roger Miller and other people's songs; my favourite of these is the duet with Patty Loveless on "Send A Message to My Heart". Wilbur Harrison's "Let's Work Together" has a long/strong association with Rock & Roll. Dwight & the band do a good job of rocking & rolling country style! Track 12 "You're the One" is a real favourite for me. Written in his early 20's Dwight's lyrics say so much if you can remember being young & in love then left to cry. How sweet the sound of being able to say, "I don't want you anymore!" There is a slight honky tonk feel to John Seager's "I don't Need it Done". Dwight is very good at selecting other's work to use. If it is true that country singer songwriters use life experiences for their lyrics then Dwight's lovelife has been fraught with heartache. Can't believe such a good looking guy would have so much difficulty with the ladies!"