Yearwood delivers new disc, finally
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
– Trisha Yearwood's 12th studio album, "PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit," is out on Gwendolyn/Sony. The album features six new songs, including "PrizeFighter" featuring Kelly Clarkson. The disc is Yearwood's first new material in seven years. The album also includes 10 hits, including "She's in Love
With the Boy," "XXX's and OOO's" and "How Do I Live."
"Two Sides To Every Story," the long out-of-print solo album from Gene Clark, a founding member of The Byrds, is out today as a deluxe CD via High Moon Records. The album, which came out in 1977 will be available as an expanded CD with bonus tracks. The disc, released by RSO, features Emmylou Harris on backing vocals, banjo virtuoso Douglas Dillard, Country violin legend Byron Berline, pedal- steel ace Al Perkins, and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter on guitar. Clark died at 46 in 1991.
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Trisha Yearwood is better known these days for being on the Food Network for her cooking show and publishing cookbooks plus being Mrs. Garth Brooks than she is for her own recording career.
"Prizefighter" is a greatest hits collection plus with 10 hits and 6 new songs, going all the way back with her career song and debut single, "She's in Love With the Boy," which still resonates 23 years later. There are the upbeat ("XXXs and OOO's" and "Heaven, ...
The record label may have changed for Trisha Yearwood, but one thing that did not is her powerful voice. Yes, she can turn it on, demonstrating the depth of feeling (the uptempo "They Call It Falling for a Reason" by Jim Collins and Matraca Berg, who produced the song), but she is also not a Johnny one note either by overdoing it. Yearwood mixes it up between tender and strong within a few bars ("This Is Me You're Talking To" and particularly "The Dreaming Fields"). ...
After 16 years and 5 number 1 hits, Trisha Yearwood, 43, finally has enough hits under her belt to make them her greatest. The 17 songs here include 2 new songs closing out the disc, actually her second such package ("Songbook: A Collection of Hits" came out in 1997).
The rest of it is in chronological order with her very first song, a career one at that, "She's In Love With the Boy" with most songs having a pop influence. The ultra-catchy "She's in Love... ...