Yearwood - Where Your Road Leads
I have all of Trisha's previous
albums. I have found them to be decent, but not wonderful.
There would be 4 or 5 really great songs on them that were
tremendous, but the rest would be more or less filler.
In other words, buy the singles because the whole album was
not worth the money used to buy it. Her current album,
"Where Your Road Leads," is a pleasant departure
from that cycle.
The tone of this album is pretty
much reflected in the first track and first single, "There
Goes My Baby." The song itself has simple lyrics
which are made beautiful by the at first gentle, then soaring,
vocals Trisha applies to it. That formula is used in
nearly every song on "Where Your Road Leads."
Surprisingly, it never becomes dull or predictable.
While Trisha's voice is the foremost
reason this album is delightful, she had sense enough to enlist
several people behind the scenes who figure prominently into
the quality of this album. For example, Tony Brown,
who produced the album, has produced a multitude of country
greats such as Vince Gill, George Strait, Reba McEntire, and
Wynonna. In addition, songwriters such as Dianne Warren,
Carole King, Victoria Shaw, and MCA artist Allison Moorer
lend songs to the album. Oh, yes, and Garth Brooks
is listed as a "duet" partner on a song in which
he sings only harmony on. I am certain that the record
label figured they could sell more copies of the CD if they
pegged it as a duet. However, that shouldn't be necessary,
as this is a terrific cd on its own.
Your Road Leads
out of 5.0