Mary W. from YOUNGSTOWN, NY Reviewed on 2/8/2011...
I love Reba and this was some of her best work. Great CD.
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J.W. music fan | Lamar, CO | 09/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One look at the gorgeous cover and you know its going to be "real country" you're listening to!! This is one CD you should judge by its cover because its just as beautiful inside as it is on the outside. Reba rarely does better than she did here!!! My favorite song on here is "You Can Take the Wings off Me" followed by "If You Only KNew". But the entire release is perfection!"
The Emergence of a New Country Female Identity
dev1 | Baltimore | 05/03/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Country singers are a dime a dozen, but shining stars like Reba are rare. I don't care about sales or popularity: it wouldn't matter to me if Reba has sold 100 million recordings or just 100. She's honest, spontaneous and comfortable with all types all music. Every once in a great while the singer, the band and the selection of compositions come together and create something distinctive and inspired.Whoever's In New England didn't turn country music upside-down, and it isn't revolutionary, but it did bend the rules for country ladies. This CD is a trendsetter. The traditional "stand-by-your-man" attitude is replaced by intelligence and independence. Reba took a chance with the dance-tempo `Little Rock.' Sure it's a cheatin' song, but it's a cheatin' song by a women about a women. Instead of the dumb, barefoot and pregnant stereotype, the character in `Whoever's In New England' is an intelligent and urban lady who's married to an executive. Reba is sensitive (Don't Touch Me There) and vulnerable (You Can Take The Wings Off Me), but most significantly she's "independent and free" (If You Only Knew). Whoever's In New England signaled the emergence of a new country female identity: bright, independent and confident. Stand aside Tammy - Reba has arrived.Technical note: The original MCA CD (1986) is also one of the first digital recordings."
Reba, the Diva of Country
G. Sawaged | Canada | 01/09/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A good album from Reba...actually very good. Well, what album of Reba's isn't? She always comes through with great songs. Her voice is strong and quite capable of singing sad, heartfelt ballads as she is at belting out songs with attitude. "Whoever's in New England" was a big hit for her, and a beautiful song. Recorded in 1986, this album showcased an up and coming Reba...a promise of more and more great things to come. If you're a new-to-Reba fan, check out this and some of her other older albums. You won't be disappointed."