Meagan M. (meags) from PEARLAND, TX Reviewed on 5/10/2007...
The best track on this album is the one that Shania penned herself: God Ain't Gonna Getcha for That. Despite the poor producing job done (way too much echo), her voice is as great as her later albums.
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Kathleen L. (katlupe) from OXFORD, NY Reviewed on 9/28/2006...
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I am glad Shania does her own music now
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I now own all 3 of Shania's CDs. This CD is pretty good, but, I am really happy that she and her husband are producing her(their) own music. The first CD she made(Shania Twain) is not the kind of music I like, but, her voice is so beautiful, that I got beyond the 'hard country' sound to this CD. I purchased her first CD last. I own 'Come on Over' and 'The Woman in Me'. These 2 Cds are the real Shania Twain. They do not fit the 'mould' of just country, but, span different sounds that make them fun, spirited and very enjoyable. I am glad that she broke the tie to the cookie-cutter, assembly line music that I am sure she did not really get into. This is just my opinion, but, I feel the music she does now is the type of music she will do in the future. Also, more ballads would be great. She is one singer that can truly carry a song and bring out the emotions the song is meant to have. Looking forward to more of Shania Twain's music."
Don't be afraid!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, before I started to listen to Shania's music I hated, no - HATED country music. But since she's converted me I can really listen to and enjoy this CD. "What Made You Say That" is really good and so is "There Goes The Neighbourhood". If you don't like country music but like Shania Twain - buy this! You won't be disappointed."
The Shania album for country fans
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 08/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album, produced by Harold Shedd and Norro Wilson, two notable country produces, has a contemporary feel but still owes a lot to traditional country with plenty of steel guitar, so it is not like any other Shania album so far released.There are plenty of upbeat songs, giving this album a real good-time feel. Among them are What made you say that, Dance with the one that brought you, God ain't gonna getcha for that and Crime of the century. Shania also demonstrates that she can sing ballads well, particularly on When he leaves you, possibly my favorite track here, and You lay a whole lot of love on me.It is clear from this album and from some tracks on her other albums that Shania loves country music but it is unlikely that Shania will ever record another album like this one. As such, country fans everywhere should treasure it (only the most diehard traditionalists could complain that it's not country enough), but some of Shania's normal fans may not like it all and ought to hear some of it before buying. This is my favorite Shania album although I do enjoy some of her later music in its own way."
Are you a "traditional" or "today's" country fan?
hockeyfan | Massachusetts, USA | 07/11/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Personally, I lean towards the newer "today's" country, so this isn't my favorite of her CD's. That is not to say I don't like it - I really like "You lay a whole lotta love on me", "dance with the one that brought you", "God ain't gonna get you for that", and my favorite "what made you say that". A couple of others are OK and a couple I skip when I listen to the CD. This is a bit more traditional (for Shania) but it is good. If you liked "Come on Over" and don't have "The woman in me", get that first. If you liked "the woman in me", but weren't crazy about "Come on over", you may like this better than Come on over. As other reviewers have pointed out, this album mostly has songs written by others (Shania wrote all the songs on the other CD's) and not produced by Mutt lange (this was before they met, so the sound is a little different. You'll recognize her voice right away though. Not her best, but worth having if you are a Shania fan."
Young Shania going country
laiqualas | The Netherlands | 03/28/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is Shania Twain's first official album, a wonderful collection of pure country songs. When this album was released Shania was at a point in her career she was not allowed to publish her own music - a fact that won't go unnoticed by Shania-fans, because the style is somewhat different. But that does by no means mean this isn't a good cd, because the ingredients for a great album are present: a variety of wonderful songs and, also very important, a singer with an astonishing voice.The songs: 1. `What made you say that?' A joyful song with a great melody that you can't get out of your head once you heard it. (10/10)2. `You lay a whole lot of love on me' A sensitive ballad about love, but with a happy undertone, that brings out Shania's voice very good. (9/10)3. `Still under the weather' A beautiful, sad ballad about losing your first love. (8/10)4. `Dance with the one that brought you' Another happy song you won't get out of your head. (8/10)5. `God ain't gonna getcha for that!' This song is the most like Shania's style from the songs on this album, and one of my favourites. It's like a country-version of `Man! I feel like a woman!'. The song invites you to get on the dance-floor! (10/10)6. `Got a hold on me' This is one of my favorite songs from this album, because it's so desperate. As well the lyrics as the melody are great. (10/10)7. There goes the neighbourhood' A sad song in which we are reprimanded for not doing enough to keep our romantic relationships intact, en thus breaking up the neighbourhood. (7/10)8. `Forget me' A nice up-tempo song with a somewhat bitter undertone. (9/10)9. `When he leaves you' This is a beautiful song, only the lyrics are somewhat... stupid, if you ask me. (7/10)10. `Crime of the century' Another one of my favorites: a song that will seduce you to get on the dance-floor, like the man in the song seduced Shania! (10/10)The only criticism I have on the songs is that they're way too short, most of them are barely three minutes long. But I must warn you: if you're more interested in Shania's pop-side, you may want to reconsider buying this, because the tracks on this album are not at all like the songs on her two latest albums `Come on over' and `Up!'. But if you're a country fan, you'll most certainly love it!"