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Thinkin About You
Genres: Country, Pop
Trisha Yearwood's fourth album leaves its often-spotty predecessors in the dust. After two lighter-weight opening tracks--the title cut and the smash "XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)," both of which topped the country c... more »
Trisha Yearwood's fourth album leaves its often-spotty predecessors in the dust. After two lighter-weight opening tracks--the title cut and the smash "XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)," both of which topped the country charts--Yearwood settles into her moodiest set of songs yet. Most perfectly delivered is "You Can Sleep While I Drive"; here, Yearwood tones down the overkill of Melissa Etheridge's original to stress the lyrics' complex mesh of aching resignation. Similarly, "Those Words We Said" and her version of Tammy Wynette's "Till I Get It Right" are near-great vocal performances--not just on the technical side, but in the arena where the subtleties of true emotion meet topflight material. Even the requisite tough-girl offerings, "The Restless Kind" and "I Wanna Go Too Far," fit perfectly into this portrait of a smart, modern countrypolitan woman. --Rickey Wright
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A classy singer does it again
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 03/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Trisha is one of the most intelligent singers in the business - she could have had a very successful career outside music, if she had never made it as a singer. Trisha realized very early that, providing she included a couple of radio-friendly songs to keep the hits coming, she could fill the rest of each album with songs that she really wanted to record. The results are clear for all to hear on this set, which opens with two catchy songs (the title track and XXX's and OOO's) that both reached number one on the country charts, but then continues with a series of reflective ballads that demonstrate Trisha's true artistry, interrupted by just two more up-tempo songs, Restless kind and I wanna go too far. Highway 101 had previously recorded Restless kind when Nikki Nelson was their lead singer, for their Bing bang boom album. Later, Travis Tritt also covered the song.Perhaps the best of the ballads are You can sleep while I drive (a cover of a Melissa Etheridge song) and On a bus to St Cloud (written by the brilliant songwriter and under-rated singer, Gretchen Peters). Trisha also does excellent covers of Those words we said (Kim Richey) and Till I get it right (Tammy Wynette). Fairytale (another wonderful song) is an original although I've heard other songs with the same title. O Mexico is yet another brilliant song.This album was originally issued in Europe with three extra tracks - Two days from knowing, Jackie's house and Bartender blues (a duet with George Jones that appeared on his album, Bradley barn sessions). That edition, which I have, is no longer available. The Australian edition includes all those tracks plus Save the land. If you are fortunate enough to be able to track down one of those editions, you are in for a real treat. If not, there is still plenty worth hearing in the standard American edition.This album provides a great introduction to Trisha's music and is definitely one of her finest original albums."
Every cut a good one
Gennie Bailey | 05/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is one you can put in and leave. Every cut is incredible. "On a Bus to St. Cloud" touches the heart like very few songs can. If you have ever loved and lost and do not feel moved by this song, your soul is empty."
On A Bus To St Cloud
J. M. Zuurbier | Canada | 08/04/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Trisha Yearwood's 1995 album THINKIN ABOUT YOU is often overlooked, which is a shame. Many know it for its hits, like the title track and "XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)", which both fared well on country charts. Those are great songs, but only the tip of the iceberg. Sadly only those two singles performed well on the charts, the others simply crashed and burned. Other singles included her cover of Melissa Etheridge's "You Can Sleep While I Drive", the Gretchen Peters written "On A Bus To St. Cloud", and the uptempo "I Wanna Go Too Far". Yearwood turns in powerful performances on "You Can Sleep While I Drive" and "On A Bus To St. Cloud", which are arguably the best songs on this album. A few tracks here are remakes, such as Trisha's version of the Tammy Wynette classic "Till I Get It Right". Travis Tritt later redid "The Restless Kind" for his 1996 album of the same name, but Trisha's version has a certain spunk to it. Other highlights include the regretful "Those Words We Said", and "O Mexico" and "Fairytale". Overall give this album a listen, might not be her best but don't miss it."