Evans - No Place That Far
Close to Home
last album, Three Chords and the Truth, was arguably
the best album released in 1997. Unfortunately, radio played
very few of its singles, and as a result, the album sold poorly.
If her new album's title track is any indication, this time
around is a lot different. The song "No Place that Far," in
which Sara proclaims her neverending love for a man she's
willing to follow anywhere, hit #1 on the country charts.
"No Place That Far" is a good indicator of No place that
Far, the album. Sara's new album is has a tad bit more
of a pop sound than her previous, though it is barely noticeable
when the songs are sung with Sara's heavy Kentucky twang.
the highlights is one of the most heavily pop-inspired tunes,"Fool,
I'm a Woman," Sara is joined by Martina McBride as she tells
her no-good significant other that he'd better be careful
because if a woman isn't happy; it's "her prerogative to change
like the weather." Another of the keepers is the bouncy "Love,
Don't be a Stranger," in which Sara puts a different twist
on the country staple of a person lamenting not having a lover.
Not that all of the songs are depressing. In "The Great Unknown,"
Sara encourages her man to throw caution to the wind and run
away with her. It's jubilance is a stark contrast to the seriousness
found in the other songs, and is a nice change of pace.
song that comes close to a dud on this disc is "These Days,"
which does little more than showcase some great harmony work.
Other than that, it's just another forgetable sad country
Sara's album is a great investment, one which I recommend
very highly, and much more so than any I've bought recently
Place That Far
out of 5.0