Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
A Rare Find
Jeff Marshall | Wilmington, DE | 11/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This 1988 album was Loretta's last new material, solo release after a long association with Decca/MCA records. The 1980's were sort of a musical transition time for Loretta. Her record company was trying to push her more toward a pop sound and less traditional country. There were 6 Loretta Lynn solo albums release in the 1980's, four of which (I Lie, Making Love From Memory, Just A Woman, and Who Was That Stranger) are definite attempts to create a more modern sound for Loretta. Sadly, from the 6 albums released, there was only 1 top ten single hit; most of the singles barely made it into the top 30. Commerically it may appear that these attempts failed, but in reality Loretta's vocals were superb along with most of the released material.Quite unbelievably, Loretta's Just A Woman and Who Was That Stranger albums are truly excellent, despite not containing any commerical hit singles. Sure, the sound is more modern than featured on the "classic" Loretta Lynn albums, but the material, production, and vocals are top rate. All that "feeling" that is identified with Loretta's music exists throughout the album. The result is a very listenable and enjoyable package. Favorite songs from this album include "Still In The Ring" - sort of an updated "You Ain't Woman Enough" tune. In "Fly Away" - the strongest song on the album, Loretta is faced having to make tough decisions - as we all do. Loretta wrote "Elizie Banks" and "Mountain Climber". "Survivor" is a personal favorite; the first time I listened to it I thought immediately of an updated Coal Miner's Daughter only without all the biographical references. When they look back on Loretta's career, the Just A Woman and Who Was That Stranger albums will be considered "overlooked" gems. If you can find either album on whatever media, buy it. You won't be disappointed. Otherwise, check out Loretta's new Still Country album."
Loretta is the greatest, she puts her heart into her singing
SEdw215812@aol.com Shirley Edwards | USA North Carolina | 03/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Loretta Lynn is a one of a kind female singer, she is a down to earth country girl who never let her fame change her. I have followed Loretta all through her career and love the lady dearly. I listen to her music on daily bases, and I would give anything to meet this fine lady in person. she is my idol and truely a great performer."