Lee Ann Womack - There's More Where That Came From
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There's More Where That Came From (MCA, 2005)

Lee Ann Womack

Reviewed by Jeffrey B. Remz

Lee Ann Womack goes back in time, eschewing the more pop sounding qualities of past recordings - her career song "I Hope You Dance" was more pop than country - for her country roots. And the move, perhaps not a surprise given that her last disc covered too many musical styles and sold far too few discs, with a sound more akin to her debut and its hard-edged country suits Womack exceedingly well.

That is quite clear from the start. The album cover has a retro look and is even out in vinyl! It continues with the title track where a fiddle sets the tempo, and Womack's lovely, heartfelt voice takes over. And perhaps most indicative of the stylistic change is that Womack isn't afraid to tackle what may be a cheating song (the title track) or two, something country used to know a lot more about about. "I May Hate Myself in the Morning" finds the woman forgoing guilt later for pleasure now. Womack turns in a splendid version of the very spare, pretty "Waiting for the Sun to Shine," a Sonny Throckmorton song. And if you wait long enough, a hidden track, Jack Clement's "Just Someone I Used to Know," emerges also to excellent effect.

Womack never rushes the music, oversings or goes for a big sound. Credit producer Byron Gallimore or who did all but one track, especially since Womack's voice is a great instrument. Let's hope that Womack lives up the words of her title track because this one sure tastes good.

CDs by Lee Ann Womack

The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone, 2017 The Way I'm Livin', 2014 Call Me Crazy, 2008 There's More Where That Came From, 2005

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