One of Tanya's best
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 03/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album, recorded during Tanya's best years, yielded three top ten country hits and a further top twenty hit, but there are many other tracks that could have been issued as singles. Tanya was particularly disappointed that the title track was not selected for single release, but it is difficult to argue with the choices made.The four hits were Don't go out (a song written by Foster and Lloyd, which Tanya sings as a duet with T Graham Brown), It won't be me, Walking shoes and the aching ballad, Oh what it did to me - the standout song but the only single not to make the country top ten. These tracks have been re-issued on various Tanya hits compilations. Most of the other tracks have not been re-issued but it is worth buying this album to hear them.The set opens with Take another run, a brilliant upbeat song. Then comes Shotgun, a superb song that evokes images of the old west. This is followed by an outstanding ballad, As long as there's a heartbeat. All three must have been candidates for single release but we finally get to one of the singles, Don't go out, on track four.Next comes the title track that Tanya is so proud of and rightly so - a superb ballad, but perhaps the record company didn't think it suitable material for a single. Nevertheless, it is well worth a listen. Another great song, Goodbye baby, is followed by It won't be me, one of the singles, then comes Your old magic, a wonderful ballad. Two more singles complete the album - Walking shoes and Oh what it did to me.This is a truly outstanding album from, though it is often overlooked because it was followed by the album that (belatedly) gave her the CMA female vocalist of the year award, What do I do with me. By all means buy that album first, but don't ignore this one."
Before her time. One of her more pop albums!
Ingeborg | Norway, Europe | 10/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the Tanya I love. It's catchy and temp. country, and so before its time (meaning if they would have been released now most of the songs would have been #1s).
1. Up-beat, catchy and fun about not quitting love, but trying. 5/5
2. A song about love, but with different lyrics. Catchy, mid-tempo. 4/5
3. Ok song, but not one you'll remember. Ballad. 2/5
4. Beautiful midtempo ballad about getting the one you want. 5/5
5. Favourite track on CD dedicated to her previous Beau. Mid-tempo. Very catchy. 5/5
6. Another albumfiller. 2/5
7. Ironic and catchy mid-tempo song. 4/5
8. Telling him she's through. Ballad. 2/5
9. Another favourite. Up-tempo, catchy and fun! 5/5
10. Deep ballad. Great way to end CD. 5/5"