Her Story: Scenes from a Lifetime

Her Story: Scenes from a Lifetime

5.0 3
by Wynonna Judd
     
 

Divas on the order of Wynonna make pretenders of all the wannabes in the field. Paired with its DVD companion, Her Story is a scintillating double-disc overview of her life and career. Disc 1, Harmony & History, covers her work with the Judds as well as the beginnings of her solo career. It ranges from 1985's saucy "Girls Night Out" to a magnificent,See more details below

Overview

Divas on the order of Wynonna make pretenders of all the wannabes in the field. Paired with its DVD companion, Her Story is a scintillating double-disc overview of her life and career. Disc 1, Harmony & History, covers her work with the Judds as well as the beginnings of her solo career. It ranges from 1985's saucy "Girls Night Out" to a magnificent, soaring pop rendition of the Judds' signature (and farewell) song, 1990's "Love Can Build a Bridge" and includes a sampling of solo gems, such as the slinky love story "She Is His Only Need" and the irresistible country rocker "Tell Me Why." Disc 2, Motherhood & Music, is about the inner Wy -- the one who can funk it up on an Earth, Wind & Fire cover ("Shining Star"), affect a wispy timbre for a pop-funk treatment of Joni Mitchell's "Help Me," and growl her way through a guitar-heavy take on Melissa Etheridge's "I'm the Only One." All of Wynonna's strengths come dramatically to the fore on a deep gospel reading of Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready," during which the star allows her formidable backup singers to take the exuberant crowd to church with emotive solo turns of their own. She ties the songs together with autobiographical anecdotes -- hence the album's subtitle, Scenes from a Lifetime -- but in the end it's about the music, which betrays an impressive stylistic palette. Perhaps as a glimpse of things yet to come, a bonus studio track, "Attitude," co-written by Wy with Big & Rich's John Rich, is a rock 'n' soul juggernaut, featuring a shouting chorus, screaming guitars, and thundering percussion around her snarling, gutsy vocal -- a real tour de force of blue-eyed soul from the distaff side. Powerful stuff here, from a country giant at the top of her game.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Contrary to what the title of Her Story: Scenes from a Lifetime suggests, this double-disc set is not an anthology, yet it is an overview of Wynonna Judd's career, finding her live in concert sifting through her back pages. To be exact, it captures her live at the Grand Ole Opry House on February 1, 2005, singing hits that she had as a member of the Judds and hits she had as a solo artist, covering a few songs along the way. All the songs follow roughly in chronological order, so the 27-track album functions as something like a musical autobiography. It's a clever idea and one that's well executed: the mood of her performances are appropriately warm, laid-back, and reflective. She's not rewriting her history; she's indulging in nostalgia, which means this isn't quite an essential record, but anybody who has followed her throughout her career will find it hard not to join Wynonna on her stroll down memory lane, since this has such relaxed, friendly vibe.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/2005
Label:
Curb Records
UPC:
0715187892026
catalogNumber:
78920

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Dream Chaser
  2. A Girls Night Out
  3. Love Is Alive
  4. Maybe Your Baby's Got the Blues
  5. Young Love
  6. Let Me Tell You About Love
  7. Love Can Build a Bridge
  8. She Is His Only Need
  9. Tell Me Why
  10. No One Else on Earth
  11. That Was Yesterday
  12. I Want to Know What Love Is
  13. Is It Over Yet

Disc 2

  1. Shining Star
  2. To Be Loved by You
  3. Help Me
  4. Don't You Throw That Mojo on Me
  5. I'm the Only One
  6. Sometimes I Feel Like Elvis
  7. Burnin' Love
  8. People Get Ready
  9. I Can Only Imagine
  10. What the World Needs
  11. The Best
  12. Peace in This House
  13. When I Reach the Place I'm Going
  14. Attitude

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wynonna Judd   Primary Artist
Wynonna   Indexed Contributor,Guitar,Vocals
Robert Bailey   Vocals
Steve Cox   Piano,Keyboards
Vicki Hampton   Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve Mackey   Bass Guitar
Harry Sharpe   Guitar,Keyboards
Robert Bailey   Leader,Vocals
Randy Flowers   Guitar
Steve Mackey   Bass Guitar
Tony Obrohta   Banjo,Dobro,Guitar
Henry Sharpe   Guitar,Keyboards
Steve Potts   Drums

Technical Credits

Paul Overstreet   Composer
Philip Bailey   Composer
Karla Bonoff   Composer
Melissa Etheridge   Composer
Mick Jones   Composer
Dave Loggins   Composer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Maurice White   Composer
Joe Henry   Composer
Michael Chapman   Composer
Holly Knight   Composer
Dennis Linde   Composer
Kenny Wayne Shepherd   Composer
Troy Seals   Composer
Gary Burr   Composer
Bryan White   Composer
Jill Colucci   Composer
Derek George   Composer
Emory Gordy   Composer
Stewart Harris   Composer
Dann Huff   Producer
Naomi Judd   Composer
Wynonna Judd   Composer
Angela Kaset   Composer
Paul Kennerley   Composer
Sam Lorber   Composer
Graham Lyle   Composer
Brent Maher   Composer
Mike Reid   Composer
Neil Thrasher   Composer
Brett James   Composer
John Barlow Jarvis   Composer
Kerry Hansen   Executive Producer,Art Direction
Holly Lamar   Composer
Kent Robbins   Composer
Mark Selby   Composer
Harry Sharpe   Musical Director
Tia Sillers   Composer
Jeffrey Hawthorne Bullock   Composer
Lorenzo Dunn   Composer
Billy Kirsch   Composer
Dan Huff   Producer
Bart Millard   Composer
Todd Cassetty   Art Direction
John Rich   Composer
Jeff Tuerff   Art Direction
Doug Gill   Composer
Kerry Hansen   Audio Production

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >