Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Pop
It has become common to dismiss contemporary Nashville country as suburban lite rock aimed at middle-aged housewives. And now we have Lorrie Morgan's 10th record, a set where that aim is most overt. On the opening "The Thi... more »
It has become common to dismiss contemporary Nashville country as suburban lite rock aimed at middle-aged housewives. And now we have Lorrie Morgan's 10th record, a set where that aim is most overt. On the opening "The Things We Do," she laments a life filled with pressed shirts, brushed teeth, mowed yards, and wound watches, and instead she hopes to "kiss some guy that I don't know ... parasail and learn to fly." On the title track, she complains that her life needs "a lot less charge account and more Wile E. Coyote" before she blasts both Diet Coke and remote control. On "Maybe Not Tonight," her duet with Sammy Kershaw, she is hurt by a man who never says "I love you" and just sits behind his paper, but she hasn't the nerve to leave because he's "still the only one." Attention Mrs. Jones of Overland Park, Kansas: put the kids to bed and draw a bath--your album is waiting. --Marc Greilsamer
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J. M. Zuurbier | Canada | 12/21/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Lorrie Morgan's penchant for dramatic ballads and big production sometimes gets a bit over-the-top, which is why MY HEART is such a delightful surprise. The CD is stripped-down and full of sparse, tasteful arrangements, which let her terrific voice shine through. The songs are winners, too; well-written and encompassing more than just the usual topics of love gained and lost. In fact, Morgan sounds so incredibly relaxed on MY HEART that she even breaks into giggles at the end of a few tracks. On one of these, "The Things That We Do," Morgan and special guest Jo Dee Messina ruefully check off a humorous list of everyday drudgeries.Another standout, "Between Midnight and Tomorrow," is a great hard country song detailing the struggles of a woman in love with an alcoholic. Morgan even manages to turn Bryan Adams' glam-rocker "The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You" into a country number without losing any of the song's energy and humor. MY HEART does contain some big ballads--"Where Does That Leave Me," "On This Bed" (written by Morgan's husband Jon Randall) and the emotional Sammy Kershaw duet "Maybe Not Tonight"-- but none of them are overdone. And it's this restraint that lets MY HEART beat true."
Jake Z | Canada | 11/04/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Lorrie Morgan's career seemed to peak in 1997 with the release of her 1997 album SHAKIN THINGS UP. She had a few hits off there, but that was it. Afterwards came the standards album SECRET LOVE, and the vastly underappreciated MY HEART album. I admit when I first heard it, I didn't quite like it as much as her previous albums. It really grew on me though and it's quite a good album overall. MY HEART is Lorrie's 10th studio album. There's some fun cute songs, like her take on Bryan Adams' "The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You", or the fun title track. There's also the classic ballads Lorrie is famous for, like "Where Does That Leave Me", "Never Been Good At Letting Go", "I Did", "Strong Enough To Cry", "On This Bed" and more. Overall it's a great album, my favorites include "Where Does That Leave Me", "I Did", "Between Midnight and Tomorrow", "My Heart", "Never Been Good At Letting Go" and "On This Bed"."
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gemini_j | Canada | 05/10/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My Heart was the long awaited album from Lorrie Morgan, her first since 1997's Shakin Things Up. The album is a bit of a departure from her past music. My Heart though is filled with some great material, and some not so great stuff. Songs like The Things We Do, I Did, Strong Enough To Cry, Maybe Not Tonight, Between Midnight and Tommorow, Never Been Good At Letting Go and My Heart are great songs. The other ones though are less than perfect, not to say they are so horrible, but they didnt really seem to suit her voice. This is by far not her best album, but its not that bad either."