Picks and Pans Review: Finally

updated 03/15/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/15/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

T.G. Sheppard

If the title reflects T.G.'s sentiments on finishing this project, it's also the phrase one is inspired to mutter after each song. The arrangements are bland, the lyrics are silly ("There's only one Mona Lisa/One Leaning Tower of Pisa/One Paris and there's/Only one you"), and the country sound is unceremoniously watered down. As Muzak, this kind of stuff might subliminally inspire sales at a suburban shopping center, but artful C&W it's not. Sheppard has a pleasant enough voice, and his session players are no slouches, but what is served up here is about as interesting as a seven-course meal when all the courses are hominy.

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