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Barnes & Noble - Martin Huxley
The still-youthful country sweetheart looks quite comfortable staring out with a pouty glare on the cover of I Need You, and the sultry pic gives some indication of the album’s musical tone. The collection -- three of whose ten songs were penned by eminent pop tunesmith Diane Warren -- finds the artist comfortably adopting some distinctly modern sonic elements without sacrificing her tradition-steeped country roots. The title track opens the album with trip-hop-style drum samples and airy synth-bubblegummy production touches, which mesh quite comfortably with Rimes’s soaring twang and the song’s yearning lyrics. Sampled beats blend with mandolins and steel guitar on ...
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Barnes & Noble - Martin Huxley
The still-youthful country sweetheart looks quite comfortable staring out with a pouty glare on the cover of I Need You, and the sultry pic gives some indication of the album’s musical tone. The collection -- three of whose ten songs were penned by eminent pop tunesmith Diane Warren -- finds the artist comfortably adopting some distinctly modern sonic elements without sacrificing her tradition-steeped country roots. The title track opens the album with trip-hop-style drum samples and airy synth-bubblegummy production touches, which mesh quite comfortably with Rimes’s soaring twang and the song’s yearning lyrics. Sampled beats blend with mandolins and steel guitar on the next track, the Warren-penned “But I Do Love You,” on which Rimes adopts a subtle sensuality that never seems forced. The machine beats escalate into full-on dance-pop on “You Are” and “Can’t Fight the Moonlight,” but Rimes is back on more familiar turf on the big ballads “Soon” and “Written in the Stars”; the latter track is a duet with Elton John from John and Tim Rice’s Broadway hit, Aida. The album concludes on an earnest note with Rimes’s own composition, “Together, Forever, Always,” a romantic tune that benefits from the artist’s heartfelt performance.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
LeAnn Rimes had been inching toward pop as the '90s grew to a close, but she truly lunged at the pop charts with the soundtrack to Coyote Ugly, providing the voice for Piper Perabo's star-struck, fledgling singer/songwriter. This was a prelude to 2001's I Need You, her first full-fledged pop album -- a crossover affair with more in common with Faith Hill's Breathe than Shania Twain's Come on Over. That means that its footing is squarely within adult contemporary pop, and it's heavy on ballads. Even when the tempo is kicked up a notch, as on "You Are," with its percolating drum machines, it's still midtempo AC pop. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, especially since she has a couple of good songs here notably "I Need You," "But I Do Love You," and the Coyote leftover, "Can't Fight the Moonlight". That she succeeds at all is a testament to her vocal talents and the skills of her producers. [The 2002 reissue features a different track order and five extra songs, including "Light the Fire Within" and several radio edits]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2002
  • Label: Curb Records
  • UPC: 715187873827
  • Catalog Number: 78738
  • Sales rank: 6,780

Album Credits

Performance Credits
LeAnn Rimes Primary Artist
Elton John Track Performer
William Ross Conductor
Technical Credits
David Foster Arranger, Producer
Peter Collins Producer
Mike Curb Producer
John Holbrook Engineer
Trevor Horn Producer
Greg Hunt Engineer
Tim Weidner Engineer
Gary Leach Engineer
LeAnn Rimes Producer
William Ross Orchestration
Andrew Pryce Jackman Arranger
Wilbur C. Rimes Producer
Graham Stack Remixing
Keith Lockhart Music Direction
Austin Deptula Engineer
Chuck Howard Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great CD

    I love can't fight the moonlight LeAnn can make great music

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