Picks and Pans Review: From My Heart

UPDATED 04/08/1985 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 04/08/1985 at 01:00 AM EST

Kathy Mattea

If Anne Murray sounds like the sort of woman a guy would love for his brother to marry, Mattea sounds like the sexier sister the guy wants for himself. Her second album, From My Heart, more than lives up to the high expectations she built with her debut last year. Her slightly husky voice is deep and assured, with an alluring intensity. She's equally as convincing on such ballads as Randy Goodrum's touching If I Hadn't Met You as she is romping through Trail of Tears, a tune Juice Newton has also profitably recorded. Chris Leuzinger adds some spicy guitar backing and Allen Reynolds, who produced the album, didn't lead Mattea along any of the slicker paths he has taken Crystal Gayle down occasionally. It's clear from this album—if it wasn't before—that Mattea is unexcelled among her generation of country singers. Dolly, Emmylou, Anne, Loretta and the other more senior ladies might want to start making some room in the first rank too. (Mercury/Polygram)

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