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Restless Heart - Greatest Hits
Genres: Country, Pop
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Bob McGrath | Sacramento, CA | 11/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm typically a bit of an old guy when it comes to music. I'll take Haggard over Chesney any day. So I shouldn't technically be writing to support a group that is more pop than country, but I am. I saw Restless Heart live recently, and their harmonies are the best in the business. The cuts on this greatest hits collection tend to sound over-produced, because the harmony makes the music sound so BIG... but it sounds the same in person, and I find that remarkable. These guys won my respect, and they're certainly responsible for some of the biggest crossover hits in the pre-Shania era. It's just good music."
Not Necessarily Country, But They Still Sound Great
K. Fontenot | The Bayou State | 02/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really wouldn't classify Restless Heart as a typical country group. Let's face it, when I hear the name "Restless Heart," I don't categorize them with country staples such as the Statler Brothers, Oak Ridge Boys, or even Alabama. I do see them fitting in somewhere along the lines of Little Texas and the Desert Rose Band, however.
This album is a great compilation for the casual fan and the hardcore Restless Heart listener. It includes all of their biggest radio hits like "The Bluest Eyes In Texas," "I'll Still Be Loving You," and "Why Does It Have To Be." It bridges the time when Larry Stewart was in the group to the time that he was out of it. The biggest hits minus Stewart are here("When She Cries" and "Dancy's Dream"). For some reason, "Mending Fences" is left off of this compilation, but I'll live.
I managed to see this group minus Stewart a few years ago when they were supporting their "Big Iron Horses" album. They were excellent. Their appeal was evident in the crowd that night, what with everyone from cowboys to preppies and even a few bikers roaming around.
Restless Heart was one of those groups who just played their own style of music. It wasn't really country, but then again, it really wasn't adult contemporary either. They snuggled up to both crowds and did it without changing their style. They didn't become popsters like Faith Hill because it brought in more money. They didn't have to change because they believed in their own music. That's a rare quality in the country scene these days, and I commend them for sticking to their guns.
Get this album if you enjoy groups like Little Texas, Desert Rose Band, maybe even the Eagles. Also, I think Diamond Rio and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band fans can appreciate these guys as well. Check them out."
Don't have to be a country fan for this
Chad Ouimette | Ottawa, ON | 01/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you were to take a look, if you're not too busy, at my About Me page, or my reviews, you would quickly find out that I am a rock/metal guy. Country music just doesn't fit in there all that much. But my metal heart will always have a place for Restless Heart.
Growing up in the 80s, at my grandparents, they used to play country radio stations back when [country radio stations] played more traditional country music (traditional compared to today's pop-country), and Restless Heart could easily be heard on any given day. Basically, I grew up with most of these songs in the background of my life, at home, in the car, everywhere. And though I wouldnt call myself an avid RH fan I do know that this is some of the greatest music you will ever hear, in any genre of music. The melodies are of Eagles-esque variety, with tradional country and some pop music in just the right amounts. You can't explain how these songs come together so well, they just do and it's perfect. Vocalist Larry Stewart (and later John Dittrich, the drummer, who does a FANTASTIC job on "When She Cries" and "Tell Me What you Dream")give this great music a voice that soars and harmonizes. All I can say is that these songs take me back to my carefree days (yeah, I'm serious) and it's a great moment to be in. You have to love thier melodies.
Now about this compilation. What you get here is pretty much every RH song you need if you are only a passing fan such as myself. I would have liked to have seen "New York (Hold Her Tight)" on here but this is still a very solid collection by a very talented band. You also get some bonus unreleased tracks, my favourite being "No End To This Road" so all in all you get a great compliation for your hard earned dollar. Now put that dollar to some good use and pick this up. 13/16"