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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Hindsight being 20/20, when Trisha Yearwood's eponymous debut was issued in 1991, it was obvious a star had been born. From the choice of players, to Garth Fundis' snappy crisp production, to the songs written by the cream of the crop of Nashville's new generation -- including a pair by Garth Brooks, Pat McLaughlin, Carl Jackson, and one by Kostas and Hal Ketchum. What set Yearwood apart is her enormous voice; coming from Georgia, there is no lilt in it -- she can go from a whisper to a full-throated wail in a second, and her pitch is spot on every time. Fundis and MCA chose the kinds of songs Yearwood sings better than almost any of her peers -- working-class love songs, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Hindsight being 20/20, when Trisha Yearwood's eponymous debut was issued in 1991, it was obvious a star had been born. From the choice of players, to Garth Fundis' snappy crisp production, to the songs written by the cream of the crop of Nashville's new generation -- including a pair by Garth Brooks, Pat McLaughlin, Carl Jackson, and one by Kostas and Hal Ketchum. What set Yearwood apart is her enormous voice; coming from Georgia, there is no lilt in it -- she can go from a whisper to a full-throated wail in a second, and her pitch is spot on every time. Fundis and MCA chose the kinds of songs Yearwood sings better than almost any of her peers -- working-class love songs, from the opener, the simple mid-tempo rocker "She's in Love With the Boy," to the ballads such as "Like We Had a Broken Heart," written by Brooks with Pat Alger. Brooks sings backup here, and the pace of the song is slow. Its poetry is in the emotion her voice conveys rather than the lyrics, which aren't bad; they just aren't special. But it's "Fools Like Me" by Kostas and Ketchum, where Yearwood lets every bit of what's inside of her out. A slow rocker with a Hammond B-3 swirling gently in the background played by Al Kooper, this is the broken love song at its best. When Yearwood sings, "You go your way baby, and I'll go mine/I'll go crazy like the wind," the entire track just comes apart before she reaches the end of the verse. The vision of a goodbye said in some motel parking lot or suburban driveway is almost unbearable. Yearwood was the first female country singer of her generation that didn't try to be a sex symbol, and she didn't try to project anything other than the fact that she was a good singer. And she was and is a fine singer, and this is a very classy debut that stands the test of time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/2/1991
  • Label: Mca Nashville
  • UPC: 008811029722
  • Catalog Number: 10297
  • Sales rank: 55,458

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Trisha Yearwood Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Jerry Douglas Dobro
Garth Brooks Background Vocals
Pat Alger Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Edgar Meyer Strings
Al Kooper Organ
Matt Rollings Piano
Bobby All Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Grace Bahng Cello
Eddie Bayers Drums
David Davidson Violin
Stuart Duncan Fiddle, Violin
Garth Fundis Background Vocals
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Vince Gill Background Vocals
Rob Hajacos Fiddle, Violin
Connie Heard Violin
John Jarvis Piano
Mac McAnally Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Background Vocals
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Dave Pomeroy Bass
Kristin Wilkinson Viola
John Barlow Jarvis Organ
Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson Harmonica
Kurt Johnson Harmonica
Technical Credits
Garth Brooks Contributor
Trisha Yearwood Contributor
Edgar Meyer Arranger
Garth Fundis Producer, Engineer, Contributor
Vince Gill Contributor
Gary Laney Engineer
Mac McAnally Contributor
Denny Purcell Mastering
Dave Sinko Engineer
Katherine DeVault Art Direction
Mark Sanders Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    excellent,

    hi, my name is Leslie Leavitt and i believe this is a break through in music. A lot of girls, especially myself, understand and have gone through this type of exceptional love. Trisha Yearwood is an excellant singer in here older work and definately in her newer work. keep singing, Trisha.

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