One of Tanya's classic albums
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 02/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From 1986 to 1992, Tanya recorded a string of classic albums that confirmed her status as one of the best country singers of her generation. Of course, Tanya recorded some great music at other times in her career but not as consistently. This album from 1988 is typical of her classic period.The album yielded three top ten country hits - the title track, Highway robbery and Call on me. A fourth single, Daddy and home, made the country top thirty but didn't get the support of the record label, only being released at Tanya's insistence. I agree with Tanya's assessment of Daddy and home - it is an outstanding cover of the old Jimmie Rodgers classic. The title track is particularly interesting, as it was the first significant songwriting success for Beth Neilson Chapman, who has since become both prolific and successful as a songwriter and has also made some impact with her own recordings.Apart from the hits, which are available on any number of compilations, You're not alone, As long as I'm dreaming, Lonesome town, Lonely at the right time, Playing for keeps and Back on my feet are all excellent songs, most of them being ballads.This is an essential album for Tanya's fans but if you haven't got any of her music, it's a great place to start."