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Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
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When you're Mac Davis, it's indeed hard to be humble!
Wilfredo C. Derequito | Dhahran, Saudi Arabia | 12/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mac Davis' songs are at once funny, hard-driving, sensitive and tuneful. As a rock and roller, he's driven and upbeat and can compete with everybody else in the business; as an interpreter, both his own work and that of other artists, of slow-paced songs, he can without doubt carry a tune.That Mac Davis is an excellent songwriter is without question, proven by the fact that many of his songs have been carried and recorded by other artists, i.e. In The Ghetto and Memories (Elvis Presley), Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me (The Lettermen), Something's Burning (Kenny Rogers), Watchin' Scotty Grow (Bobby Goldsboro), I Believe In Music (The Gallery), just to name a few.With his talents and gifts as performer and songwriter, it is understandable why it's hard for Mac Davis to be humble!"
Michelle | Monroe, NC | 02/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have never been much into country, until we saw Mac Davis in concert. He is very entertaining."
Mac is at his usual very best--but with some songs missing t
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 04/21/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Mac Davis sings with great passion on this album; and there's not a dud in this set of wonderful songs and ballads. I love every tune on this CD; but I do feel disappointed that there are not more songs here. However, the sound is excellent and the artwork is nicely done.
The album begins with a huge hit for Mac which was "Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me." Mac never lets go of a single superfluous note and that music fits in perfectly with his vocals. Awesome! "Stop and Smell the Roses" has Mac Davis massaging the lyrics to this ballad and he's truly in his natural element here; I love it.
"One Hell of a Woman" has a fine country flavor to it that still sounds good years later; Mac handles this with panache and his sophisticated phrasing enhances his performance all the more. "Burnin' Thing" is very well done; and I really like "Watchin' Scotty Grow" as well as the classic "In the Ghetto" which Mac and Elvis recorded to the delight of their fans.
"Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife" gets a very sensitive treatment from Mac; although the background chorus sounds wonderful Mac never really needed it--his talent carried him through every time. "Something's Burning" is done with a lot of style, too. "Memories" is very beautiful; the strings are used to great advantage in the musical arrangement. The album concludes with Mac Davis performing the magnificent "I Believe in Music;" and it leaves me wanting more!
Unfortunately, there could have been and should have been more on this CD. Why they stopped at a mere ten tracks cheats both Mac and his fans; Mac had more hits than this. One glaring exception is Mac's hit entitled "It's Hard to Be Humble;" I don't know how or why they left this out but it's a shame.
Five stars for Mac and three stars for a skimpy set of songs makes this a four star review."