Heart to Heart

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Reba McEntire's gradually developing career marked another milestone with the honky tonk ballad "Today All Over Again," which was her first single to peak in the Top Five of the country charts. Mercury Records naturally included it on her next album, Heart to Heart, released as the single was on its way up, and that connection enabled the LP to be McEntire's first to reach the country album chart after her previous three albums had failed. The ten-song collection with a running time under 30 minutes (standard for country LPs) demonstrated that McEntire remained a promising, but not yet accomplished country artist. "Today All Over Again" was the most traditional ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Reba McEntire's gradually developing career marked another milestone with the honky tonk ballad "Today All Over Again," which was her first single to peak in the Top Five of the country charts. Mercury Records naturally included it on her next album, Heart to Heart, released as the single was on its way up, and that connection enabled the LP to be McEntire's first to reach the country album chart after her previous three albums had failed. The ten-song collection with a running time under 30 minutes (standard for country LPs) demonstrated that McEntire remained a promising, but not yet accomplished country artist. "Today All Over Again" was the most traditional sounding track, but producer Jerry Kennedy was able to take some stylistic risks with McEntire because her distinct Oklahoma accent and personable, throaty delivery made everything she sang sound country, no matter what arrangement was backing her. Thus, the string-filled "There Ain't No Love," essentially a soft pop ballad, seemed as authentically country as "How Does It Feel to Be Free," which McEntire sang with only a piano as accompaniment. And while she definitely put emotion into her voice, McEntire was able to give a relatively understated reading to the sad story-song "Small Two-Bedroom Starter" that prevented it from becoming overly sentimental. But all of this meant that the artist was triumphing over the material; most country artists, as non-writers, are at the mercy of what they or their producers can find from the publishing houses, and McEntire wasn't getting the pick of the best new songs in Nashville at this point in her career. No wonder that Mercury chose as the album's second single a cover of the Platters' 1955 pop hit "Only You (And You Alone)," going for something familiar over the mediocre new compositions. That the single rose into the Top 20 was an indication that country fans were starting to be interested in anything McEntire chose to record, which boded well for her future.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/1993
  • Label: Mca Special Products
  • UPC: 042282628329
  • Catalog Number: 826283
  • Sales rank: 60,968

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Reba McEntire Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Ricky Skaggs Vocals, Background Vocals
Martin Katahn Strings
George Binkley III Strings
John David Boyle Strings
Thomas Brannon Background Vocals
Marvin Chantry Strings
Roy Christensen Strings
Connie Ellisor Strings
Carl Gorodetzky Strings
Yvonne Hodges Background Vocals
Sheldon Kurland Strings
Martha McCrory Strings
Susie McEntire Background Vocals
Dennis Molchan Strings
Louis Dean Nunley Background Vocals
Ricky Page Background Vocals
Samuel Terranova Strings
Gary VanOsdale Strings
D. Bergen White Background Vocals
Trish Williams Background Vocals
Stephanie Woolf Strings
Dennis Wilson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Buck Ram Composer
Jerry Carrigan Contributor
Chip Young Contributor
Ray Christensen Contributor
Dean Dillon Composer
Ray Edenton Contributor
Bobby Harden Composer
Jerry Kennedy Producer, Contributor
Gordon Kennedy Contributor
Brent King Engineer
Mike Leech Contributor
Weldon Myrick Contributor
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Contributor
Pete Wade Contributor
D. Bergen White Arranger
Bob Heimall Artwork
Ande Rand Composer
Hank Williams Mastering
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