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Reviewed on 10/30/2013...
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Great Sampler of a Great Talent
Gregor von Kallahann | 11/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Glancing at a couple of the reviews below, I gather that some fans were a bit miffed that this budget "best of" sampler a. was not the more comprehensive anthology that Rosanne merits and b. (and this from a 2001 review)its release seemed to herald the withdrawal of much of her original catalog from the market. Well, three years later, it appears from the Amazon listing that most, if not all, of the original releases are currently available (with at least two titles available as a "twofer"). And while there's no box set at present, there is at least a somewhat more comprehensive "best of" package as well.
Bargain "greatest hits" packages make a certain commercial sense. I'm sure I'm not the only one whose curiousity is piqued by a good bargain sampler and who in turn will seek out and purchase other (full price) items by the artist in question. I had heard a number of Rosanne's tunes over the years, but it took sitting down and listening to this great little package to win me over (and kick myself for having missed out all these years).
I remember liking "Seven Year Ache" back in the day, and up until recently, that probably would have been the only Rosanne Cash song I could have named if you held a gun to my head. That song like much of the selection here has something of a So.Cal. country rock sheen to it (a la Ronstadt/Asher), which is to say it's tasty if a little slick. But to even out the mix, there are also a number of more trad. styled numbers, like the clever "
My Baby Thinks He's a Train" and her dad's own "Tennessee Flat Top Box." Rosanne seems at home in either setting, although, I have to say that in my case, the rootsier stuff was pretty much what won my heart.
When I mentioned to a friend that Rosanne was my latest discovery, she mentioned that she was a old fan, intrigued as she was by Rosanne's writing abilities (and that much is evident even in this limited sample), her bad girl past (about which I know nothing, but hey, she's John's daughter, so you gotta expect a bit of hellraising in her history), AND her compelling "less than perfect voice." Well, I told her, from what I can tell, her voice is just about perfect for the material she selects, which is about all you can ask for. After all, knowing your limitations is part and parcel of being a good singer. And Rosanne Cash is indeed a good singer.
Super Hits by Rosanne Cash
Ricky C. Nelson | Commerce, GA | 01/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a collection of 10 of Rosanne Cash's best songs. While she has never attained the level of recognition as her famous father, I feel that she has one of the finest voices in any genre of music. This collection includes her most recognized song, "Seven Year Ache", plus "Tennessee Flat Top Box", "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party", and "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me" to name a few. One of my favorites is "Blue Moon With a Heartache". This song is written and sung with such emotion that it could only come from someone who has experienced heartache. Rosanne Cash is a super artist, and this is a collection that all Rosanne's fans should own."