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Genres: Country, Pop
This 1989 debut finds Bogguss assuming a neotraditional cowgirl persona, not all that comfortably. Ballad extravaganzas ("Guilty as They Come" and the title track) and western ditties ("Night Rider's Lament," an unnecessar... more »
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This 1989 debut finds Bogguss assuming a neotraditional cowgirl persona, not all that comfortably. Ballad extravaganzas ("Guilty as They Come" and the title track) and western ditties ("Night Rider's Lament," an unnecessary remake of Patsy Montana's "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart") just cowpoke along unimpressively, but more contemporary-sounding numbers such as "Cross My Broken Heart" and Bogguss's own "Take It Like a Man" are superior showcases for her clear, folk-country voice and signposts to her much more successful and satisfying future direction. Exceptions to the not-so-hot neotrad rule: her nailing of Hank Williams Sr.'s "My Sweet Love Ain't Around" and her own saga of the modern West, "I'm at Home on the Range," which scores points for rhyming "Laramie" and "take good care o' me." --Ken Barnes
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David N. (ilikeallmusic) from GADSDEN, AL
Reviewed on 7/8/2015...
This is the 1st CD released by Suzy Bogguss and earned an All Music Guide rating of 5.0 "Album Pick"!! Produced by Chet Atkins. The 1st song starts this cd off with a Merle Haggard sad song and Suzy's voice is beautiful!! Sound is real good and I didn't have to play with the volume control on my system. As was the case for most country CDs during this period there are 10 songs and about 32 minutes of music. If you are a country fan you will like this!! - David N. (Everyone's Favorite Werewolf)
Kathleen L. (katlupe) from OXFORD, NY
Reviewed on 9/25/2006...
Very good cd!
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Suzy is a doozy
Michael S. Breid | Eureka Springs, Arkansas United States | 09/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What can I say? The voice of an angel. Country, blues, swing, Western, you grow it and Suzy Bogguss can cut it. This album "Somewhere Between" is one of many showing the fantastic talents of this lady. It's a shame Patsy Cline couldn't have heard her voice. She would have approved I'm sure. Suzy Bogguss has paid her dues. She has withstood the test of time. Hopefully, this fine talent will be around for a long, long, time."
Brilliant debut with interesting mix of songs
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 03/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Some people criticize this album for including western songs, country oldies and contemporary songs in the same album but I think it all adds to the charm.Western songs are represented by I wanna be a cowboy's sweetheart (a superb revival of the Patsy Montana classic, especially appreciated by those who had not heard the original), I'm at home on the range (a new song) and Night rider's lament. Country oldies are represented by Somewhere between (a Merle Haggard song) and My sweet love ain't around (a Hank Williams song. Guilty as the come is from the Rodney Crowell songbook. The remaining songs - Handyman's dream, Cross my broken heart, Take it like a man, Hopeless romantic - are all new.Suzy demonstrated on this album that she could sing any type of country song, that she had a superb voice (echoes of Emmylou) and that, if given the chance, she could become a major star. For whatever reason, Suzy never quite became a major star but she has made many wonderful albums and has a significant fan base.If you enjoy any of Suzy's music, or if you enjoy quality contemporary country music generally, you will surely love this album."