Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Pop
This is a collection of LeAnn Rimes's favorite country standards, plus one newly written hit, "Big Deal." Say what you will about this woman-child--yes, she really needs direction (the 11 remakes couldn't be more obvious c... more »
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This is a collection of LeAnn Rimes's favorite country standards, plus one newly written hit, "Big Deal." Say what you will about this woman-child--yes, she really needs direction (the 11 remakes couldn't be more obvious choices) and a producer besides her dad. But she's slowly growing into her own style, which here falls somewhere between Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee, and Tammy Wynette. Especially Patsy. Her timing on "Crazy" is quirky enough to offset the ham-fisted arrangement, and she's not bad on "I Fall to Pieces," either; her efforts on "She's Got You," "Leavin' on Your Mind," and "Faded Love" (a Bob Wills song Cline cut) fall short. She also chooses "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "Lovesick Blues," two songs identified with Hank Williams that Cline recorded, and sings the latter like she knows what it means. The wanna-rock "Me and Bobby McGee" is a travesty, but at least she gets to act her age, sort of, on "Big Deal." --John Morthland
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James Baack | Monster Island | 06/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Songs "Its Cryin time again","Shes got You" and "Crazy" are recorded with such passion coming from LeAnn Rimes that is just rips out your heart. They have such a somber and morose overtone that you somehow want to crawl through the speakers and comfort this aching soul. This album is a collection of golden age country standards. Listening to this album transports you to its world from which it came. You can just hear these songs being played at some small diner jukebox in South Carolina in about 1958. Leanns voice is nothing short than amazing and she belts out these tunes with such power and feeling that it can actually compare with Patsy Cline or Loretta Lynn. I seriously recommend this album and for the low price there is no reason to pass it up."