Picks and Pans Review: The Real Story
A veritable country music hit machine in the early '80s, Sylvia makes a strong bid here for a comeback. Across the 13 cuts on this CD, she clearly demonstrates that her self-imposed 10-year layoff from recording didn't diminish her remarkable vocal strength. She always sang with more intensity and resonance than most country singers, and she still does. This album includes a more eclectic selection of tunes than the schmaltzy, overnight hits like "Nobody" that first made her famous. That's to the good, and with song-writing help from Nashville veterans like Craig Bickhardt and Verlon Thompson, Sylvia Hutton also shows that she can still sing a story song better than almost anyone around.
Bottom Line: A long-gone country star catches fire again