(As published in the Times of Acadiana ... )
Real Live Woman
As if to prove that twenty-five years ago this enjoyable album would’ve been called “country-rock” and not “country,” its best song was written by Bruce Springsteen (“Sad Eyes”) and its second-best by Linda Ronstadt and Andrew Gold (“Try Me Again”). Even its third-best, co-written by the country veteran Harlan Howard (and therefore probably written in Nashville) sounds like L.A. Rating: Three-and-a-half silk purses out of five.