When they were happy together
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 01/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album was recorded when Lorrie and Sammy were a happy couple. They had an acrimonious divorce a couple of years later so it seems unlikely that they ever collaborate musically again, although (to quote the title of a Ronnie Milsap song) stranger things have happened. The album contains six duets, three Lorrie solos and three Sammy solos.The title track is one of the duets and is a cover of a song that was originally recorded by Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams. It clearly reflects Lorrie and Sammy's relationship at the time, as do the other duet ballads, I can't think of anything but you, Be my reason and That's where I'll be.. He drinks tequila is an up-tempo, fun song to get those toes tapping. Even more fun is the closing duet, 3 seconds, which takes a light-hearted look at infidelity and is reminiscent of Porter and Dolly's duets of thirty years earlier, particularly Run that by me one more time.Lorrie's solos are Big time (a fine up-tempo song), 29 again (a thoughtful song in which Lorrie deludes herself about her age on her birthday) and I must be getting older (another excellent reflective song). Sammy's solos are What a wonderful world (a cover a classic song - not everybody likes Sammy's cover, but I do), Sad city (a lonesome ballad) and Sugar (an up-tempo rocking song).This is a fine example of contemporary country at the start of the new millennium."
Lorrie and Sammy at their finest?
dustin | Omaha, Nebraska | 06/26/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've owned this CD since it came out over a year ago and I just decided to start posting reviews on this CD, among others. Lorrie has such a pure distinct voice that it's a shame she is without a doubt one of the most underrated country singers of all time. Sammy also has such a distinct voice and I find the two are able to pull off an amazing duet. So good, that a CD chocked full of duets was no problem for these two. 'He Drinks Tequila' obviously steals the album as far as the 'fun & fast' song goes while 'I Finally Found Someone' holds the 'slow ballad' of sorts top spot. Other lead songs include 3 Seconds, 29 Again, Sad City, Big Time, & Sugar. Overall, I rate it 4 out of 5 stars simply because Sammy's voice seems to be lacking in a few of the solo songs. It's a must have for either Sammy fans or Lorrie fans."