Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Pop
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Greatest Songs? Hardly!
tgfabthunderbird | York, PA United States | 08/16/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Having grown up with country radio and DJ'ed it for some years, I got to hear a good portion of TG Sheppard's career. His best years of the late 70's/early 80's came right on the edge of a new country movement, which I loved, but then degenerated into what we have now, i.e., pop singers dressed in boots and jeans and being marketed as country.
TG kind of straddled the line, with a sexy, soulful voice that included R&B as well as country influences. Songs like "Slow Burn" and "War is Hell (On the Homefront, Too)" were good examples, but really he had a long string of great songs.
The reason I got hold of this CD was for the song "Born in a High Wind." It has always been a favorite of mine, and a station I worked for played the promo single in '91. It did not become a hit, and Curb chose not to release it properly.
Curb unfortunately has not done a good job with its country artists over the years, and they have the nerve to call this a "Greatest Songs" collection. That is an insult; his best came during his Warner Bros. years, not this.
Other than "Born," there's a bunch of junk covers, "I Can Help," "Haunted House" (?!?) and "Daisy A Day." Then there's the Bryan Adams tune "Everything I Do..."...I've heard some bad instrumentals, Roger Whittaker covering this, and TG as well...? Urg.
A couple of the other songs are OK, the most recent "It's 1 a.m." is good. But this is one of those you get for certain songs, not for the body of work as a whole. Sad to see a fine artist and performer relegated to this."