Worth the Search
Eric Dzinski | Westminster, Colorado | 12/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There are two versions of the song "You Can't Resist It": a rather anemic electric guitar version that appears on Lyle Lovett's eponymous first album, and the much-improved version on this disc, recorded after the formation of the Large Band. The single version has a much richer instrumentation and deeper production, and is worth buying this disc for all on its own. The only other place to get the newer version of "You Can't Resist It" is on the "Live in Texas" concert album, but you get it here without that long cello solo in the middle.
The rest of this single is a good sampling of Lyle Lovett's various song styles. "M-O-N-E-Y" is a wry vocal-heavy song about just what it takes to attract a woman. "Once is Enough" pretty well describes the number of listens the song is worth. "If I Had a Boat" is a Lovett classic with lots of upbeat country influences and cowboy imagery. "Simple Song" is Lovett at his melancholy best.
This can be a difficult disc to track down, but if you're a Lyle Lovett completist or just love the one song, it's worth the search."