Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Can't Run From Yourself
Genres: Country, Pop
Thirteen years old in 1972, with a deep, throaty voice and weird gothic material, Tanya Tucker made LeAnn Rimes sound like the Olsen twins. Nearly 15 years later, Tucker returned from country-radio exile to launch an ongo... more »
Listen to Samples
Thirteen years old in 1972, with a deep, throaty voice and weird gothic material, Tanya Tucker made LeAnn Rimes sound like the Olsen twins. Nearly 15 years later, Tucker returned from country-radio exile to launch an ongoing and rewarding (commercially and artistically) comeback with Capitol. This 1992 album falls around the halfway point, and while you might be better off seeking a greatest-hits package to skim Tucker's recent highlights, you can hear much of what makes her so cherishable. Which is her voice and personality. She's still got that rockabilly growl, richer and attractively weathered, and an iconoclastic spunk that's increasingly rare in Nashville. These qualities are shown off to good effect here on the typical rockabilly-lite hit "It's a Little Too Late" and the rollicking, good-natured Delbert McClinton duet "Tell Me About It." These same qualities are neutralized on the sentimental eternal-love story songs that dot her albums (this edition features "Two Sparrows in a Hurricane") and a series of bland ballads. Best of all are a couple of smoldering bluesy numbers, "Danger Ahead" and the Robert Cray-like title track, exciting vocal showcases for one of America's true originals. --Ken Barnes
Similarly Requested CDs
Another Tanya masterpiece
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 09/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was one of Tanya's biggest selling albums, containing three country top ten hits. The standout song is Two sparrows in a hurricane, which has become one of Tanya's signature songs. Tell me about it is a brilliant duet with Delbert McClinton. The opening track, It's a little too late, is an excellent foot-stomping song that was successfully revived by Mark Chesnutt only four years later. Besides those three hits, the album has plenty of other great songs. Can't run from yourself is a great song that was surely considered for single release. Rainbow rider is a song with a western theme, not to be confused with a similarly titled song, also with a western theme, that Sylvia recorded on her Drifter album a decade earlier. Danger ahead is a great bluesy song to close the album. The other songs - Don't let me be the last to know, I've learned to live, What do they know and Half the moon - show Tanya singing tender ballads in her own distinctive style.This is one of many brilliant albums that Tanya recorded and is an essential album for all Tanya fans, with much to interest the casual buyer too."
Tanya Is The Best.
daryl28 | 06/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I Have Been A Tanya Fan Since I Was A Kid. She Has A Great Voice. My Mom And I Like The Balled "Two Sparrows In A Hurricane". It Is A Very Sad Song. The Dance Tune "It's A Little Too Late" Can Make You Get Up And Tap Your Toes On The Dance Floor. Mark Chesnutt Did Another Version Of The Same Words In 1996. The Duet With Delbert McClinton "Tell Me About It" Is Also A Dance Song. This CD Is Great For Any Tanya Fan."
She is a very fine singer. Tanya expresses herself well.
Bob Bartz firstname.lastname@example.org | Grand Rapids, MN | 06/24/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Tanya seems to have a fine personality. I enjoy her singing and entertaining."