Quality contemporary country ballads
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 02/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Suzy never achieved the level of success that I had expected and hoped for, but she had a fairly successful career as a contemporary country singer of the nineties. This album, from 1993, is fairly typical. I must point out that the UK edition features two tracks not included on the standard USA edition - Take it to the limit (from the Eagles tribute, Common thread) and Take it like a man (from Suzy's debut album, Somewhere between). Although they are welcome additions, both can be found elsewhere so don't worry about which edition you buy. The remainder of my review applies to both editions.
The tracks here are all ballads - some slow, some mid-tempo - written by some of the finest songwriters of the time including Matraca Berg, Gary Harrison, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Gretchen Peters, Suzy and her husband, Doug Crider. The opening track, Diamonds and tears is a wistful song about broken dreams. The title track, which closes the album, is a duet with Billy Dean, another country singer who had some success in the nineties without becoming a major star. In between there are many wonderful songs, notably Just like the weather (written by Suzy and Doug), Hey Cinderella (written by Suzy, Matraca and Gary) and Souvenirs (written by Gretchen).
One of many excellent albums recorded by Suzy, every fan of nineties country music is likely to enjoy this."
Lone Wolf | Indiana | 01/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What can you say? Suzy has a very soothing voice (she can sing me to sleep anytime) not whiney or raspy like some country females singers of today. Something Up My Sleeve is one of her best CD's. I could go the list and break down every song for you. But, your best bet is go to the song samples for this CD and listen for yourself."