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Sara Hickman
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Sara Hickman
Title: Shortstop
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Label: Elektra / Wea
Original Release Date: 10/23/1990
Re-Release Date: 10/15/1990
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075596096423, 075596096447, 755960964236

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J. McAndrew | USA | 01/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Salvador," "Don't Give Up," and "Aurora" are the best tracks on this CD. It would be interesting to see Hickman in concert nowadays and see if she has the same kind of sound, or if she has changed a lot. I recently discovered this CD after it lay dormant for ten years. It's just as fresh today! Hickman has a very original sound, and I wish more modern performers had the courage to have their own sound rather than parroting others.

"Equally Scary People" is also a good CD of early Hickman. You can't miss with this one either!! :)"
Sara's biggest seller
Jim G | St. Louis, MO United States | 12/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great (if short) album. I bought a new one to replace the one I burned out after years of playing (and less-than-careful handling...)The most popular album (I think) in Sara's discography. From a song like 'Aurora' about a musical visit to an invalid in a hospital, to 'Too Fast' (where a lady has, ahem, an interlude with the popsicle guy), to the imagery of 'In The Fields', this is a must for any fan of thoughtful, beautiful music..."
Why this album wasn't a smash is mystifying
Marsha B. Rupe | Albuquerque, NM | 04/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Shortstop" was simply a stunning release by Sara Hickman, with power and maturity only hinted at on her wonderful debut, "Equal Scary People." The pop of "I Couldn't Help Myself," assisted by some really nice sax work, should have been a smash hit on radio, and "The Very Thing," a wry song about relationships between men and women, also richly deserved airplay. One has to wonder if this album would have fared better had it been released years later, after other folk-based artists like Shawn Colvin broke through to get airplay. I have found Sara most interesting in that she writes about subjects few other songwriters touch. For instance, the steel-stringed acoustic piece "Aurora" takes a powerful look at the issue of aging via a visit to an elderly family member, who cannot speak but taps her toes to the beat of Sara's guitar. "Don't Give Up" is an uplifting song offering encouragement to those who have given up on life. It ALWAYS leaves me with a smile. I simply love to play the song "Too Fast" for friends, Sara's tale of a not-so-shy woman who takes sexual matters into her own hands. The album opens with a nice, uptempo, acoustic love song, "In the Fields," before moving into the title tune, another of Sara's impressionistic pieces that hits the mark. All in all, album that left me puzzled: How could an album this musically rich get such poor response from radio programmers?"