Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Mindy Mcready|
Girls' Night Out
Genres: Country, Pop
This is the companion CD to Canada-based CMT's live-concert television special recorded in March 1999, and it features four of the most-popular female artists of 1990s contemporary country--all of whom are not coincidental... more »
This is the companion CD to Canada-based CMT's live-concert television special recorded in March 1999, and it features four of the most-popular female artists of 1990s contemporary country--all of whom are not coincidentally BMG labelmates. If nothing else, it's an accurate snapshot of Nashville at the turn of the century: spunky two-steppers and heart-tugging ballads of widely varying quality; an album cover full of flawlessly airbrushed women in fetching poses; and a sonic production that's usually as airbrushed as the album cover. All four women have considerable vocal talent, although Evans seems to know best how to use it. The question, as usual, comes down to the ratio of country elements to adult-contemporary pop, and even when a fiddle or steel guitar pops up, it too often seems like a contrivance. Unfortunately, the pabulum has a tendency to obscure the real meat here, which is often quite rewarding. Problem is, even the spiciest of meals is lost when it falls on deadened taste buds. --Marc Greilsamer
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Girls Night Out: 4 Talented Ladies
J. M. Zuurbier | Canada | 08/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"CMT Canada had a special called GIRLS NIGHT OUT which featured Martina McBride, Mindy McCready, Lorrie Morgan and Sara Evans, and this CD was the result of it. This is a pretty good sample of what each singer has to offer, 3 songs a piece from each of them. Sara Evans sings "Cryin' Game", "Almost New" and "Three Chords And The Truth", which are captivating performances in the traditional country genre, much more than her current music. Martina McBride sings "Independence Day," along with the Tammy Wynette classic "'Til I Can Make It On My Own" and the upbeat "Happy Girl", showing off her fiery vocals and spirit. Mindy McCready probably best exemplifies the rock-hybrid that is modern country music, but her "Ten Thousand Angels," followed by "Over And Over" and a nicely done version of the Linda Ronstadt classic "Long, Long Time" are well worth repeated listening. "Over and Over" shows Mindy's incredible range from her opera training she received from age 9 to age 16. Then we have the veteran in country music, Lorrie Morgan. She delivers here with "The Heart That Jack Broke," "Go Away" and "Good As I Was To You". Overall if you're a fan of country music and want an introduction to these ladies music, join the GIRLS NIGHT OUT. If you enjoy captivating performances full of emotion and range, this is your CD as well, or even if your just a hardcore fan, you'll want this CD."
An excellant intoduction to Ms Evans
J. M. Zuurbier | 10/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the better /Albums in my collection. All 4 women present good material. Ms. Evans voice has great range. Mindy's 3 songs are among her best work. Martina's Independence Day is a classic,among the best of the very best ever recorded. Lorrie's songs are good, an her Albums almost always have a least one powerful emotion driven ballad."
FOUR GALS MAKE IT MUCH MORE ENJOYABLE!!!
J. M. Zuurbier | 07/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I thought this album was great! I thought each woman on this album had a style of their own which what made it great! You don't get all of just one woman's music but you get allittle of Lorrie, Mindy, Sara, and ofcoarse the best, Martina! These women are all different and so women of all ages can enjoy this album. Plus they all have their own voice that's different from one another. I am proud that I got this album. It's worth buying!"