Thursday, July 8, 2010

Trisha Yearwood: Real Live Woman (2000)

(As published in the Times of Acadiana ... )

Trisha Yearwood

Real Live Woman
(MCA Nashville)

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.

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