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Reba McEntire - Greatest Hits Volume III: I'm A Survivor
Genres: Country, Pop
Reba specializes in encouraging ordinary women to face their trials with courage, perseverance, and hope. Consisting mostly of 1990s hits, Volume III deviates from this mission just twice: "The Night the Lights Went Out in... more »
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Reba specializes in encouraging ordinary women to face their trials with courage, perseverance, and hope. Consisting mostly of 1990s hits, Volume III deviates from this mission just twice: "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia," which is either a slice of Southern gothic or pure kitsch, take your pick; and "She Thinks His Name Is John," a morality tale that mistakes pity for empathy. More typically, Reba shouts, "You go girl!" "Fallin' Out of Love," for example, is about a woman who tells her cheating ex to take a hike when he comes crawling back. "I'm a Survivor" (her sitcom theme and one of the disc's three new recordings) somehow finds common cause between the struggles of a single mom and a preemie. If only there were some real-life scale to it all. Instead, Reba the Diva transforms each song into a grandiose anthem, where even the quietest beginnings end with her revving up for one more key change. --David Cantwell
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What can I say about her that already hasn't been said. A real class act.
Reba rocks in the '90s and beyond
James E. Bagley | Sanatoga, PA USA | 10/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The last decade or so has seen Reba McEntire emerge as a multi-media conglomerate, with music success leading to work in films, television dramas, and recently, an acclaimed performance on Broadway in Annie Get Your Gun. Currently at work on her own sitcom, this hits collection is a logical "breather" for the busy country queen.Twelve of Reba's best from the '90s are included here. The uptempo tunes offer the most diversity, among them a reworking of the kitschy gothic classic "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia," and the jazzy, sassy "Take It Back." Ballads, however, remain Reba's forte. Routine weepers such as "And Still" and "Forever Love" blossom, thanks to her expressive vocals. When paired with a great ballad - like the AIDS saga "She Thinks His Name Was Name" and the soaring Brooks & Dunn duet "If You See Him/If You See Her" - the end result is glorious. This set also offers three new recordings. Best of the crop is a remake of the Kenny Rogers hit "Sweet Music Man," featuring gently lilting production by Allison Krauss. "I'm A Survivor" - the theme to Reba's new sitcom - also works, while the sluggish, monotonous "Myself Without You" misses the mark.Even after a third volume of hits, many of Reba's recent singles remain unanthologized, including the joyous "I'd Rather Ride Around With You," the pretty "Till You Love Me," and everything on her album of covers Starting Over. Undoubtedly, some of these will make it onto a fourth Greatest Hits and/or the inevitable box set, along with - certainly - future hits. Like the title says, Reba is a survivor."
C. Lai | 12/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Have you noticed that the Reba bashers are in clusters and they post within a day from one another. Look at their review history and you'll see that they (or should I use the singular form) only reviews and trashes Reba's albums. It's just one psychotic voice acting as 10 in vain hope to drag down her ratings. How pitiful.
Back to the album, the songs are here good, but the selection isn't. It's missing many crucial hits since Greatest hits II.
If anyone wants to buy this package, skip it and buy "#1's" that was recently released."