Mickey Frith | Nashville, TN | 09/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I found this CD in a used store last week--which unfortunately is the only place you'll find it anymore since it's out of print--and thoroughly enjoyed it, as I knew I would. Kathy Mattea is the only "country" artist whose albums I always buy (with the exception of Trisha Yearwood) because I know they will be excellent and that every tune on them will be heartfelt and sincere. I truly miss hearing her on the radio."
Walk The Way The Wind Blows, My Revew.
Mickey Frith | 12/22/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is an album that you will want to listen to all the way through. Kathy Mattea impresses us all once again with her thoughtfull lyrics, and classic country sound. This album is especially good for long car rides. You'll love it, i promise!!"
Kathy's breakthrough album
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 02/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Kathy Mattea was - and still is - a class act. She recorded two albums before this, so it was third time lucky. With an excellent mix of up-tempo songs and ballads, this album is still my favorite among Kathy's many fine albums, although several of the others are not far behind. The style of the album is traditional country with folk and bluegrass influences. Allen Reynolds, who had a lot of success in the seventies as producer for Crystal Gayle and others but then faded into obscurity, became Kathy's producer and her success revitalized his career.Love at the five and dime, the first single, is a cover of a song by then-unknown singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith. Just as Both sides now had made stars of both Joni Mitchell (who wrote it) and Judy Collins (who had the hit), so it was that Love at the five and dime made stars of both Kathy and Nanci. I learned later that "five and dime" is an American nickname for a Woolworth store - this nickname did not cross the Atlantic.A string of other country hits followed including (from this album) the title track and Train of memories. Those two tracks are up-tempo, as is Back up grinning again, but there are many excellent ballads here including Song for the life (a cover of a Rodney Crowell song), Leaving West Virginia and You're the power.If you enjoy Kathy's music, you'll love this album."