- Audio CD (Jan. 30 2001)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Curb Records
- ASIN: B000056K38
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette
- Average Customer Review: 58 customer reviews
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I Need You Import
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|1. I Need You|
|2. But I Do Love You|
|3. You Are|
|5. Can't Fight The Moonlight|
|6. Love Must Be Telling Me Something|
|7. Writting In The Stars|
|8. One Of These Days|
|9. I Believe In You|
|10. Together, Forever, Always|
This Grammy winning vocalist 2001 release and her first full-fledged pop album. Includes But I Do Love You; You Are; Soon; Can't Fight the Moonlight; Love Must Be telling Me Something; Written in the Stars; One of These days and 3 more!
Anyone who remembers the thrill of LeAnn Rimes's debut single, "Blue," the best song Patsy Cline never cut, can't help but be bummed by how country's little Lolita has squandered her talent. Since that initial burst of glory, Rimes has largely wasted her Ferrari of a voice on lame cover tunes, empty power ballads, and undistinguished light pop. Case in point: I Need You, which builds its foundation on three Diane Warren songs, two of which ("But I Do Love You," "Can't Fight the Moonlight") appeared on the Coyote Ugly soundtrack. Nothing moves past midtempo, but Rimes steps out of her usual comfort zone with the Wynonna-ish funk of "Love Must Be Telling Me Something" before moving on to "Written in the Stars," her duet with Elton John. Listeners who suffer through that deserve what they get--the two don't so much sing together as trade bloody uppercuts and right-crosses. For the most part, this collection positions itself as an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of pop styles, but you're hungry for something more substantial right away. Let's hope the future promises a big change in menu. --Alanna Nash
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The album features some of her best work over the past few years. Most notably the title track, a spiritual ballad from the JESUS mini series, definately a highlight and vocally she is up to par. Then fast forward to COYOTE UGLY era, where she provided the movie's theme "Can't Fight The Moonlight" which was a monster hit for her. Also included is "But I Do Love You", which is also from the COYOTE UGLY OST. Other past hits including "Written In The Stars", the duet with Elton John.
We have some Diane Warren ballads on board as well, "But I Do Love You", "Soon" and "Can't Fight The Moonlight" are all penned by Diane Warren. Decent songs overall. Then there's the song LeAnn helped pen, the country ballad "Together, Forever, Always". Some of the best unreleased songs here include "One of These Days" and "I Believe In You", where LeAnn turns in commanding performances.
Then we have the extra's, Graham Stack Radio Edits of "I Need You", "Can't Fight The Moonlight", and "Soon", and an Almighty Radio Edit of "But I Do Love You". Overall the remixes are touch and go, but if you're a fan I guess you would like them. Overall its a nice collection, sad that its a cash cow to allow Curb to make more money off of her. I hope she comes back with an album of new material, until then this should tide you over.
1. I Need You - A gem! It's the best song on this or any other LeAnn album. It'll be hard for her to top herself on this one.
2. But I Do Love You - A great new sound for LeAnn. Most artists songs all sound the same. This gives variety to what LeAnn can do.
3. You Are - A wonderful upbeat song. It really makes you want to sing along.
4. Soon - It's by Diane Warren so you know it's gonna be good. LeAnn's voice soars on this song.
5. Can't Fight The Moonlight - One of my favorites! Britney Spears has nothing on her! LeAnn can do any style, any time, anywhere!
6. Love Must Be Telling Me Something - A nice song. Sounds a bit outdated. Would have gone good on her self titled album.
7. Written In The Stars - Elton John picked the perfect person to duet with. One of the most beautiful duets you'll ever hear.
8. One Of These Days - A great sound but could have been a lot better. The climax of the song is at the beginning and it leaves no surprise at the end.
9. I Believe In You - The best of the new songs. Would be a big hit if released as a single and video. Probably wont be.
10. Together, Forever, Always - Sounds out of place on this pop album. This song is old style country. A great preview of what LeAnn can do as a song writer. Would be a big hit on Country stations. Reminds fans of her "Blue" days.
Over all GREAT ALBUM!
To be fair, there are no tracks here that could really be labelled as bad, just boring. The heavy use of hyperbole - 'soon as the mountains turn to rivers', 'you breathe and life begins' - start to get a little tiring after a while. There's little new here, and as a teen pop album it's a lot less consistent than rivals Britney and Christina's latest hits. Still, if you're only looking for the singles then it's got some really good ones, but you just can't help but look back at her old hits 'Blue' and 'How Do I Live?' and wonder why the change of direction?
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