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Highway 101: Greatest Hits
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
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Geri H. from KALAMAZOO, MI
Reviewed on 8/17/2006...
Paulette Carlson and the boys were semsational !!!!
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 08/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was really disappointed when Paulette split from the boys. They made some brilliant rocking country music which really set the toes tapping. And Paulette had the sexiest voice in country music, so she could sing a tender ballad to melt any man's heart, though there isn't much of that here - this set rocks !!!!The ten tracks here (all featuring Paulette as lead singer) do not contain all their hits, but it's the only hits package currently around. The quality more than makes up for the lack of quantity. All these songs are original (Cry cry cry is NOT the old Johnny Cash song), but it's interesting that Who's lonely now was co-written by Kix Brooks - this was before he hit big as half of Brooks and Dunn.Paulette started a family after she left Highway 101, but I don't think that was the real reason she left. I believe the boys may have been jealous of the attention focused on their lead singer. Nikki Nelson, a brilliant but very different singer, replaced Paulette for two albums (Bing bang boom and New frontier) without making the same impact. Paulette came back for a while in the mid nineties (so they obviously resolved any problems there may once have been) but the momentum had been lost. Since then Highway 101 has found another brilliant lead singer, Chrislynn Lee, who can be heard on their Big Sky album.I still wonder what might have happened if Paulette had stayed with the boys, but there can be little doubt of their importance in the late eighties. They certainly shook up Nashville (but in a nice way) and paved the way for the new generation that took over in the nineties. They were sensational while they lasted in their original line-up, and have continued to make great music since, whether with Nikki, Paulette or Chrislynn."
Boy, Do I Miss These Guys!!!
Batmanbrb | Seymour, IN United States | 06/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When Highway 101 burst onto the scene with "The Bed You Made For Me", I was so excited. They had such a fresh sound, but it was also a very traditional sound as well. But, to me, the highlight of the group is Paulette's vocals - I love women vocalists with raspy voices (Steve Nicks, Sam Phillips, Daniele Alexander, etc.,). The Greatest Hits collection contains almost all of their hits and it is very good. The only disappointment I had was the exclusion of the song "All The Reasons Why". There are two new recordings here("Change" and "Someone Else's Trouble Now"), both are excellent and do not distract from the other radio hits. My very favorite song of theirs is "Cry Cry Cry". This group was highly under-rated and deserves your attention. Unfortunately, I don't think this group is together anymore. But, with their traditional country sound blended with modern country and the incredible vocals of Paulette, Highway 101 is going down in my books as one of the best bands to ever grace country music. We miss you!!!!"