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Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
On their 1990 indie debut, the Mavericks proved they had all of the raw tools in place: Raul Malo boasted a magnificently dramatic voice and an impeccable songwriting touch. As a whole, the Miami band revealed an array of ... more »
On their 1990 indie debut, the Mavericks proved they had all of the raw tools in place: Raul Malo boasted a magnificently dramatic voice and an impeccable songwriting touch. As a whole, the Miami band revealed an array of influences including pure honky-tonk, shuffling roadhouse boogie, and heart-rending country-pop balladry. Of course, it was this latter style, displayed here on cuts such as "This Broken Heart" and "The Lonely Waltz," that would come to be known as the group's forte, thanks to Malo's anguished readings. The Mavericks moved to Nashville and signed with MCA largely on the strength of this release, which was not as finely honed as their subsequent releases, but was incredibly polished for an independent artist. --Marc Greilsamer
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Jared R. from SUSANVILLE, CA
Reviewed on 6/10/2010...
If you are a fan of the Mavericks, and especially the sultry voice of Raul Malo, this is a great album to pick up and add to your collection. This, their first studio album, is light on the "spanish" and more "country", unlike their later releases. Though the production leaves a little to be desired, such as how on some songs Malo's voice gets mixed into the instruments making it hard to understand some words, the music is crisp and and clean. All in all, if you're a Raul Malo fan, it's a great disc to listen to and enjoy.
A Music Fan from Ireland
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is where the legend began. A magnificent collection of songs all penned by Raul Malo.From the excellent "The Lonely Waltz" to the superb "Another Lonely Life", this is music to delight. For all those Mavericks fans who discovered the group through "Dance the Night Away", listen to this Cd and you will not be disappointed"