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Temptation
Shelby Lynne
Temptation
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
 
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Only after leaving Nashville did Shelby Lynne reinvent herself as a soulful R&B singer. During her Music City days of the early '90s, she gained critical raves that didn't translate into wider success. One reason was this ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Shelby Lynne
Title: Temptation
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Morgan Creek
Original Release Date: 7/6/1993
Re-Release Date: 8/29/1995
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Styles: Western Swing, Today's Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 729592001829

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Only after leaving Nashville did Shelby Lynne reinvent herself as a soulful R&B singer. During her Music City days of the early '90s, she gained critical raves that didn't translate into wider success. One reason was this fetching 1993 Nashville-produced album of big-band Western swing, produced by Brent Maher, which appeared long before the words swing revival crossed anyone's lips. It revealed Lynne's assets in a stronger showcase than her earlier Epic recordings. She's radiant and sensual on the torchy "Little Unlucky at Love," but the uninhibited swing tunes, including her explosive performance of the title number, defined the album. She maintained that finger-popping momentum with "Some of That True Love" and "The Rain Might Wash Your Love Away." Lynne turned seductress on "Tell Me I'm Crazy" and honky-tonker on "I Need a Heart to Come Home To," the album's most overtly country number. Now that Lynne's gained wider exposure, it's worth remembering that pushing the envelope is nothing new for her. --Rich Kienzle

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CD Reviews

Swing it, Shelby!
Just_Karen | Portland, Oregon | 08/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you came late to Shelby, and you're looking for more of the harsh, changeable, sublime stuff you found on "I am Shelby Lynne," you owe it to yourself to check out Shelby in an earlier incarnation. I have them all, but this is my favorite. It's also nothing like her most recent work. This CD features a full-on swing orchestra with steel guitars and fiddles, and Shelby's great big alto booming out over impeccable instrumentation. Get it while you can, because if you love her voice, you'll never hear it featured more beautifully than in these arrangements."
Too Cool to be popular.
sedonatunes | 07/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Just listen to the title cut. That's all it takes. The swing, the fiddles, the horns and the singer. It's a fusion of all the coolest parts of country and jazz, and as weird as that may sound to the uninitiated....just listen! The song selection is great, the sound so slick and sexy you'll want your other half to hear it in bed, and the singer has a voice that goes perfectly with the cigar-smoking little red-headed hottie in the photos used in the cd artwork. Of course if you can't abide by fast, fun, furious and sexy tunes, you can stick with your boring Faith Hill retreads of tired pop cliches."
Tempted to buy more than just one copy
Dan Savage | Waco, Texas | 01/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the best new music that I have heard in years. Shelby Lynn's style differs from all the new age stuff that I have listened to. New age music seems to surround the listener while Shelby's sound will penetrate you. Her voice has incredible range and power. Her band reminds me of Lyle Lovett's Large Band. She mixes horns, violins, piano and guitars with such artistry that every time I listen to a specific cut, I hear something new. If you like music that will literally move you then treat yourself and buy a copy. Treat your friends and buy them one too. I can't wait for her new release."