Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Pop
After establishing herself as "the Linda Ronstadt of the '90s," Trisha Yearwood seems to be suffering from the sort of hackneyed production that undermined Ronstadt's career. Despite her impeccable vocal control, she barel... more »
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After establishing herself as "the Linda Ronstadt of the '90s," Trisha Yearwood seems to be suffering from the sort of hackneyed production that undermined Ronstadt's career. Despite her impeccable vocal control, she barely finds room to breathe amid coproducer Mark Wright's cheesy bombast on the album-opening "Love Alone." The following cut and first single, "I Would've Loved You Anyway," sounds like a Celine Dion ballad that got lost on the way to a movie soundtrack. Fortunately, Yearwood loosens up with the playful bite of Matraca Berg's "For a While" providing material worth sinking her teeth into, while vocal support from Vince Gill ("I Don't Paint Myself into Corners") and Buddy Miller ("Love Let Go") complements her subtle soulfulness. A sing-along with Rosanne Cash on a remake of the latter's "Seven Year Ache" adds little to the classic original, but neither does it subtract appreciably. The title track features Don Henley on a frisky duet that reprises his and Yearwood's "Walkaway Joe" pairing. --Don McLeese
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Dawn T. from MCCORDSVILLE, IN
Reviewed on 2/24/2007...
Good CD...not the best though
K. Roth | Columbiaville, MI United States | 03/08/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am a huge fan of her music. I have every CD she has ever released since she started back in the late '80's. This CD, in my opinion, is "ok". "I Would've Loved You Anyway" is traditional Trisha Yearwood...wide range of tones, love song with a yearning harmony. "Inside Out" is with Don Henly and an upbeat song. "I Don't Paint Myself into Corners Anymore" is my personal favorite that is a slower song of love lost and the regain of one's own self. Other than these particular songs, I don't wish to put the CD in the player. I cannot help but still wait for her to release solid country that she is capable of like on her very first album. She is heading toward adult contemporary/pop...which is ok...but unfortunately, that leaves country music behind. If you are more of a country/contemporary fan than you will surely like this album. There is no steel guitar, banjo, fiddle or country feeling to any of the songs on the album."
TRISHA THRILLS AGAIN!
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 06/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have all of Trisha's CD's, and this her tenth, is undoubtedly the best! What a voice, and what a wonderful ability Trisha has to wrap that angelic voice around her lyrics, making you feel the joy, the hurt, the love. Wow, what a sensational collection. Aside from the remake of "Seven Year Ache," there's not a song on here that isn't overwhelming. (And even "Ache" is by no means bad---just mundane.)Trisha has truly transcended the "country" genre, but she has always proven herself versatile: (did you ever hear her "I Have a Love" from the "West Side Story" compilation a few years back?--it's chilling!!!). I feel the production, instrumentation and background vocals are impeccable and provide the CD with a smooth flow, and excitement.It's hard to pick favorites on a collection like this, but surely "Harmless Heart," "Melancholy Blue," and "When We Were Still in Love" are some of the most heartfelt ballads of her career. And what's this unnecessary comparison of "I Would've Loved You Anyway" with Celine Dion songs? What's wrong with power ballads, especially when executed with such style and class? Don't compare Celine and Trisha---they're equally good, worlds apart, but I'd prefer these kind of love songs to the tripe we have to put up with in the pop world!!! Back to the real issue though."Love Alone," "For A While" "Love Let Go" and "Love Me or Leave Me Alone"---awesome performances, and so different from what you've expected from Trisha. They're not country, but let's face it, at heart Trisha Yearwood is a singer, not a country singer, not a pop singer, just one of the industry's most outstanding vocalists.She started out getting compared to Linda Ronstadt, and although there are some vocal similarities, Trisha manages to stand on her own, and come out shining!If you love Trisha, this is definitely a CD you must own! If you think you don't like her (and who could possibly not?), give this one a try---it's great!"