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This may sound familiar: I'm Yours is a country album by a beautiful woman with a nice voice. Yawn? No doubt. But Linda Davis's debut is not nearly the slice of Nashville fast food that such a description implies. A Gramm... more »
This may sound familiar: I'm Yours is a country album by a beautiful woman with a nice voice. Yawn? No doubt. But Linda Davis's debut is not nearly the slice of Nashville fast food that such a description implies. A Grammy Award-winning singer (Best Country Vocal Collaboration with Reba McEntire for "Does He Love You," 1994), Davis uses her quivering, Parton-like voice and a fighting spirit to good emotional effect, especially on genuine moments like the evil-boss-minded "Company Time" and the distant father story, "In Pictures." A twang-friendly album that rocks better than it ballads (think heartland rock à la John Mellencamp), I'm Yours is a near-miss, hampered only by the too-frequent schmaltz and gloss requisite in the country mainstream. --Neal Weiss
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Im Yours - Overlooked
gemini_j | Canada | 10/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Linda Davis, best-known for her Grammy-winning duet with Reba McEntire, "Does He Love You," signed to DreamWorks in 1998 and was given almost no timeto complete her album. That's why I'M YOURS features seven previously released songs, as well as seven new ones. In effect, IM YOURS serves as a kind of "audio scrapbook" of Davis' career, revealing her to be an immensely talented singer whose past work has been cruelly overlooked. In fact, two of the tracks here, "In Pictures" and "What Do I Know," went on to become hits for Alabama and Ricochet respectively, proving that Davis knows how to pick a song.Her first top 10 single, "Some Things Are Meantto Be," still sounds great, while "Company Time" and "Three Way Tie" are shoulda-been-hits. The new material ranges from the uptempo title track, to the sassy "I Took the Torch Out of His Old Flame," to "From the Inside Out," a mediation on the meaning of true love. There's also a duet with Randy Travis, "Make It Through," originally recorded for the PRINCE OF EGYPT soundtrack. Travis' deeper-than-deep voice provides an interesting contrast with Davis' soprano on this unique song inspired by the story ofMoses."
She is back and this time she is staying!
gemini_j | 01/03/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Linda Davis is back! And this time she is staying. With the help of a little coaching from country music's queen, Reba MEntire, Linda Davis is making her return. A new CD, new haircut and a new attitude, I'm Yours, is what we have been waiting for. The bottom line? Cool country and a whole lotta soul."
Leigh | 12/13/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Linda Davis has always been a remarkable performer, but with "I'm Yours," she breaks into the limelight that she has often deserved. The first single, the title track, is a great display of how talented Linda is at getting a great song across. Also showcased are some of her greatest hits, including "Company Time," "Love Story In The Making," "Some Things Are Meant To Be," and her 1998 Top 20 from the Black Dog Soundtrack, "I Wanna Remember This." Linda also teams up with Randy Travis on a remarkable duet.Linda has always gotten much of her talent hidden behind the artist for whom she has performed background vocals, Reba McEntire. Now Linda's ready to leave the nest and go on by herself. With "I'm Yours," she flies!!"