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4.0 out of 5 stars vintage Shania Twain
Definitely a must for any Shania fan. I love it but of course its not really Shania, except for that one song that she wrote called "God ain't gonna getcha for that". She never liked that album and never sang those songs in concert. The musical direction for this album was more or less forced on her by the Nashville crowd she was involved with at the time and...
Published on March 6 2004 by richard kwong
3.0 out of 5 stars Shania's Largely Overlooked Debut Worth Checking Out
I got this album when I saw it in BMG around the time The Woman In Me was huge. I got it because I loved Shania. Although the album is by no means great, it is still a good debut album. Some of the songs aren't really all that special, and her personality doesn't shine through the way it does in her later work. The thing that works in the album's favor is Shania's voice...
Published on June 17 2004
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars vintage Shania Twain,
This review is from: Shania Twain (Audio CD)Definitely a must for any Shania fan. I love it but of course its not really Shania, except for that one song that she wrote called "God ain't gonna getcha for that". She never liked that album and never sang those songs in concert. The musical direction for this album was more or less forced on her by the Nashville crowd she was involved with at the time and they didn't allow her to do any more of her own songs except the above one. She is singing other people's songs but what a voice. This is really country at the core and some of her country fans say this is her best album (of course its not). Sales were dismal and she got no particular attention or recognition and was on the verge of being given the boot by her record company since she wasn't a commercial success yet. But of course, its her most country Nashville type album and if she had followed this route the world would have been deprived of TWIM, COO, and UP! and she would have probably wound up at Deerhurst again. Thank god, someone named Lange noticed that video and gave her a phone call and of course the rest is history. I particularly liked, What made you say that, You lay a whole lot of love, God ain't gonna getcha for that, Dance with the one that brought you, Still under the weather. Her voice is so soulful. This album is good but its not Shania and nobody was interested in her ideas at the time. Notice the big difference when TWIM came out. Thats Shania (and Mutt). No Nashville producer could do Shania justice or even understand her ideas so no wonder she was/is an outcast there.
3.0 out of 5 stars Shania's Largely Overlooked Debut Worth Checking Out,
This review is from: Shania Twain (Audio CD)I got this album when I saw it in BMG around the time The Woman In Me was huge. I got it because I loved Shania. Although the album is by no means great, it is still a good debut album. Some of the songs aren't really all that special, and her personality doesn't shine through the way it does in her later work. The thing that works in the album's favor is Shania's voice. Her voice turns even the most generic songs on this album into something worth listening to. My favorite song on the album is "Got a Hold On Me", which is the song here that hints the most at the greatness that was soon to come. Even if you're not a huge fan of country music but you love Shania, this CD is only about 30 minutes long, so if you don't like it, it's not too long to be unbearable. However, I think you will like it because this album shows that Shania had a lot of talent even when she was working with producers who didn't really know how to pick the right material for her. It's worth buying.
5.0 out of 5 stars THANK YOU SHANIA,
This review is from: Shania Twain (Audio CD)I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HOW KIND YOU WERE WHEN WE HAD LUNCH IN NASHVILLE,TN AND I REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU FOR RECORDING A SONG THAT I CO-WROTE IT HAS BEEN VERY HELPFULL TO ME I BECAME VERY ILL AND THANKS TO YOU I WAS ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF A LOT OF HOSPITAL AND DOCTOR BILLS,I WILL ALWAYS BE A FRIEND.
4.0 out of 5 stars Young Shania going country,
This review is from: Shania Twain (Audio CD)This is Shania Twain's first official album, a wonderful collection of pure country songs. When this album was released Shania was at a point in her career she was not allowed to publish her own music - a fact that won't go unnoticed by Shania-fans, because the style is somewhat different. But that does by no means mean this isn't a good cd, because the ingredients for a great album are present: a variety of wonderful songs and, also very important, a singer with an astonishing voice.
1. 'What made you say that?' A joyful song with a great melody that you can't get out of your head once you heard it. (10/10)
2. 'You lay a whole lot of love on me' A sensitive ballad about love, but with a happy undertone, that brings out Shania's voice very good. (9/10)
3. 'Still under the weather' A beautiful, sad ballad about losing your first love. (8/10)
4. 'Dance with the one that brought you' Another happy song you won't get out of your head. (8/10)
5. 'God ain't gonna getcha for that!' This song is the most like Shania's style from the songs on this album, and one of my favourites. It's like a country-version of 'Man! I feel like a woman!'. The song invites you to get on the dance-floor! (10/10)
6. 'Got a hold on me' This is one of my favorite songs from this album, because it's so desperate. As well the lyrics as the melody are great. (10/10)
7. There goes the neighbourhood' A sad song in which we are reprimanded for not doing enough to keep our romantic relationships intact, en thus breaking up the neighbourhood. (7/10)
8. 'Forget me' A nice up-tempo song with a somewhat bitter undertone. (9/10)
9. 'When he leaves you' This is a beautiful song, only the lyrics are somewhat... stupid, if you ask me. (7/10)
10. 'Crime of the century' Another one of my favorites: a song that will seduce you to get on the dance-floor, like the man in the song seduced Shania! (10/10)
The only criticism I have on the songs is that they're way too short, most of them are barely three minutes long. But I must warn you: if you're more interested in Shania's pop-side, you may want to reconsider buying this, because the tracks on this album are not at all like the songs on her two latest albums 'Come on over' and 'Up!'. But if you're a country fan, you'll most certainly love it!
5.0 out of 5 stars The Song "Crime Of The Century",,
This review is from: Shania Twain (Audio CD)I Like This Album, Especially The 10th Song "Crime Of The Century". This Song Is Fun, And I Like It. I Typed The Lyrics On My Computer. In August 2002 I Sang The Song At The Boys And Girls Club Staff Member. Some Of The Staff Members Like This Song. I Hope I Will Sing This Song At School If There Is A Talent Show At School
4.0 out of 5 stars A stepping stone to greatness...,
This review is from: Shania Twain (Audio CD)Well, I've had all of Shania's albums except this one for years and I finally bought it. I had heard most of it over the years so none of it was really surprising. Since the Shania/Mutt team didn't write and produce this, it's nothing like Come On Over and Up. But it still has star quality. Most of the tracks are really good, even though I rarely listen to any of it besides the first and last tracks What Made You Say That and Crime Of The Century. The ballads aren't up to par with her later ones but There Goes The Neighborhood is one of my favorites. The only song penned by Shania is God Ain't Gonna Getcha For That. This album is good but if you are a fan of Shania's pop laden music, this isn't for you.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the few perfect country albums,
This review is from: Shania Twain (Audio CD)Whatever happened to quality country music? Compare this CD to Shania's current work, and you'll swear you're listening to two different artists. No slick production here, no trademark Shania songs which manage to insult both men and women at the same time (a feature unique to this lady), no need to record each song twice! These ten tracks stand out as some of the sweetest country ever put on disc. Traditional instrumentation with just a hint of twang make this well worth seeking out if you're tired of the frothy crossover pap Shania (and certain other current country superstars) are spewing out. My advice to Shania: Leave Mutt in Metropolis and find your way back to the country!
5.0 out of 5 stars The Shania album for country fans,
This review is from: Shania Twain (Audio CD)This album, produced by Harold Shedd and Norro Wilson, two notable country produces, has a contemporary feel but still owes a lot to traditional country with plenty of steel guitar, so it is not like any other Shania album so far released.
There are plenty of upbeat songs, giving this album a real good-time feel. Among them are What made you say that, Dance with the one that brought you, God ain't gonna getcha for that and Crime of the century. Shania also demonstrates that she can sing ballads well, particularly on When he leaves you, possibly my favorite track here, and You lay a whole lot of love on me.
It is clear from this album and from some tracks on her other albums that Shania loves country music but it is unlikely that Shania will ever record another album like this one. As such, country fans everywhere should treasure it (only the most diehard traditionalists could complain that it's not country enough), but some of Shania's normal fans may not like it all and ought to hear some of it before buying. This is my favorite Shania album although I do enjoy some of her later music in its own way.
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice debut album!,
This review is from: Shania Twain (Audio CD)First of all, after reading some critics... I thought this album would be terrible. But not, it's a perfect country album. I really like it. I'll review song by song for those who want my opinion. (I bought it last week)
What made you say that: most probable the best song on the album. I love the guitar as it plays that catchy melody hehe. A good country rythm ... the bridge wow!
You lay a whole lot of love on me: a nice country slow song. Not the best.. but still good. I think it lacks of imagination sometimes... but it's cool... you learn how to like it ;)
Dance with the one that brought you: I really like this one. Another nice song... nothing special, but I like the rythm ;)
Still under the weather: A nice country ballad. This one is very soft and emotional. You hear shania singing with the guitars and a piano.
God ain't gonna getcha for that: A fun song! Shania co-wrote it :) It's a danceable country song with nice vocals!
Got a hold on me: Well, this is the "rocky" song! It's far from country I think! But I like.. It's different from what Shania does. Not the best song though
There goes the neighborhood: The lyrics are very nice. They tell a story- This is a very nice country ballad.. very "Faith Hill".
Forget me: With new arrangements this song could have been included in COME ON OVER album hehe. It's a typical shania song... with that woman-power lyrics.
When he leaves you: A very nice slow song. Shania telling one of her friends to leave her boyfriend because he's gonna leave her and come back to her. hehe. I like it... the melody is very emotional.
Crime of the century: It sounds as an old country song... with lots of back vocals the whole song long hehe- It's nice.
Overall... a nice album. I mean.. it's not that you will like this or that song individually, but it's an entertaining album to listen to with your family... or just around the house as a "back music". Good job Shania! It's a very nice debut album! There are not "bad" songs
3.0 out of 5 stars Shania Twain,
By A Customer
This review is from: Shania Twain (Audio CD)I don't have this CD but I like Shania Twain a lot. I gave it 3 stars because I like the song "What Made You Say That?" (it's the only song on the CD that I know) and because I like the cover and I like Shania. I don't like the fact that Shania wrote only one song. Her other CDs are much better because she and her husband wrote them.
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