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Outskirts of Town
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Another outstanding original album
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 01/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Four singles were released from this album. Thank God for you and The boys and me are both upbeat, rocking country songs of the kind that Sawyer Brown are particularly good at. The title track is about a man content with what he's got, even though it may not seem to be very much. Hard to say is about a man whose woman has just left him - he's wondering if he can get her back.The other songs are also excellent. Farmer Tan is a song on the classic country theme of rural poverty. Listening for you is a reassuring love song. Eyes of Love is about hoping for a bright future. Drive away is a fine duet with Dana McVicker (a lady otherwise unknown to me). Heartbreak highway is about a man who has decided to leave his woman, but it's not sad - it sounds like the man has got over the sadness and is looking forward to a fresh start somewhere else. Love to be wanted is about a man who is a little suspicious of what his woman might do - but only a little. Hold On is a touching ballad about a man looking for reconciliation.Overall, this is a bright, upbeat country album of the kind I expect from Sawyer Brown. Of course, it's brilliant."
Honky Dreadlocks | Somewhere else | 08/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Sawyer Brown in peak form. Besides the singles--The Boys and Me, Thank God for You, Outskirts of Town (my favorite song on the album), and Hard to Say--there's plenty of great music here:--Farmer Tan is another take on the plight of the American farmer. SB always handled this kind of song well.--Listenin' for You and Eyes of Love are great upbeat love songs. Eyes of Love has outstanding melody.--Hold On is a beautiful acoustic ballad; I rate it #2 behind Outskirts of Town.Sawyer Brown has recently gotten away from their early '90s acoustic-based sound, favoring a return to their slicker, rocked-up '80s roots. I like that side of the band, too, but I really hope that they will someday release another acoustic-based album. I have a certain amount of nostalgia for this CD and the country music released in that period; I got Outskirts of Town for my 12th birthday, along with my first CD player. But fuzzy memories aside, this really is one of the truly great country CDs of the '90s. Don't be surprised if you become a die-hard Sawyer Brown fan after listening to it."