Picks and Pans Review: Snapshot

updated 06/27/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/27/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT


Recently voted the Academy of Country Music's top female vocalist, Sylvia has a hot single (the title track on this LP) to go with the gold records she collected for last year's single Nobody and her album, Just Sylvia. She just might be the hottest thing to hit Nashville since Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. This album should consolidate her position nicely. Much of the material was written by Rhonda "Kye" Fleming and Dennis Morgan. That includes Snapshot, a betrayed-wife tune; Bobby's in Vicksburg, a contemporary Civil War ditty; a pleasant love song, Jason (written with Mack David); and So Complete (with Lee Karen Charlton). Sylvia is among the most restrained of today's women country singers. She'll never stun anyone with her vocal agility, but she always sings with control, feeling and grace.

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