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American Dreams
Oak Ridge Boys
American Dreams
Genre: Country


CD Details

All Artists: Oak Ridge Boys
Title: American Dreams
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca
Release Date: 8/30/1989
Genre: Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 076742231118, 076742231125, 076742231149

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A near perfect album
Terry | IN | 08/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Now THIS is about as perfect an album as you can get. The bass in my quartet loves this album too. We agree on the one or two missteps here (which I am not going to mention.) This album holds fond memories to me of how much I loved and listened to it. It's been far too many years aince I heard this.

I will go song by song for this review.

Cajun Girl: (The Oaks continue their entry into the cajun style, but I don't recall this one being as much so as Gonna Take A Lot Of River.
It was also cool to see the recording of this in a video.

Baby You'll Be My Baby: Another great Steve lead. I loved the live performance they did on a show called On Stage. On that one (but not on the recording as I recall) Richard nails a low G on the word "earth." Although I had heard him sing one several times (the end of Family Reunion, the end of Same Ole Me, Gonna Take A Lot Of River etc.) it was unexpected on this song.

American Family: Great patriotic song that I loved from day one hearing the single prior to this album coming out.

No Matter How High: Great Steve lead. They Boys did a video for this with their Moms. All but Steve's were done in each Oaks hometown.

If I Was to Start Crying: Tongue in cheek song. The Boys cry on this one which actually makes the song more funny. In concert, Joe put on a cowboy hat while doing this one.

Turning for Home: Nice Duane lead on this song written by Mike Reid.

In My Own Crazy Way: Great Joe lead on this song written by Rod Stewart. I believe Joe's wife requested this one, but if not I know she is a fan and Joe wanted to do it for her. Another departure from the Boys in what they normally would do.

Don't Give Up: A great gospel style song. The content pretty much flirts with gospel, but the only place that mentions it I think is mentioning the promised land.

Bed of Roses: Long overdue Richard lead (although he had done one on Heartbeat as I recall), this one is much more to my liking. NOT the Statler Brothers tune by the same name. (Although it is good too.)

American Dream: This is the correct title. Amazon has it wrong. This is a great song, great Steve lead and great end to the album."