Greatest Hits Volume Two by Reba McEntire
beautiful songs sung by a beautiful person
songs are mostly all sad ~ lyrics not printed
The Bottom Line:
Reba McEntire sings songs of raw emotion that will truly move you. She is an excellent singer and performer.
On this Greatest Hits Volume Two CD by Reba McEntire you will find 10 great songs. Tony Brown and Reba McEntire for Reba McEntire Productions on MCA Records produced this album in 1993.
The CD starts out with Does He Love You. Sandy Knox and Billy Stritch wrote it. It is a duet that Reba did with Linda Davis. In the song Reba is a wife and she is telling her husband's girlfriend that she knows about her. They talk to each other about the time they have with him and ask each other the question does he love you? They wonder if he thinks of the other one while he is holding them.
The second song is You Lie. Bobby Fischer, Charlie Black and Austin Roberts wrote it. She is laying there in the dark knowing that her man is awake although the house is quiet. She says that she needs him and he doesn't want to hurt her so he lies. He knows that she loves him and doesn't know how to tell her that he wants to say goodbye. This is a sad song especially for somebody that has had a spouse leave them.
The third song is Fancy. This is my favorite song on the CD. I saw in an interview that Reba said this is her favorite song that she performs. Bobbie Gentry wrote it. She is looking back on her life, coming from a home of poverty. They didn't have money for food or rent, but her mama got her a dancing dress. It was a red velvet dress and fit her good. She was a girl, but also half woman. Fancy was the girl's name in the song. Her Mama told her this was her chance and not to let her down. She gave Fancy a heart-shaped locket that said "To Thine Own Self Be True". Then she sent her out into the world. She wanted more for her than what she could give her. That was the last time Fancy saw her Mama. She came out of this life of poverty by charming high-class men.
The fourth song is For My Broken Heart. Liz Hengbex and Keith Palmer wrote it. It is about a man that has packed up and is moving out. She watched his tail lights until she couldn't see them anymore. She slept on the couch to avoid sleeping alone in the bed. This is about a woman devastated over the loss of a love. It says, "I guess the world didn't stop for my broken heart".
The fifth song is Love Will Find It's Way to You. Dave Loggins and J.D. Martin wrote it. This is about someone that wants a love in their life. This person dreams about finding someone. You can find someone by being positive. Somebody wants to be a part of your life, but you have to wait to find them.
The sixth song is They Asked About You written by Freddy Weller, Kim Nash and Bill Nash. The person in this song is out on the town with some of her friends, sharing some laughs. Someone asked about her old love and ruined the evening. Just hearing his named mentioned brought back hurt and pain even though she thought she was over him.
The seventh song is Is There Life Out There. Susan Lonacre and Rick Giles wrote it. This was used in a TV movie that Reba did with the same title. Several years back I think I could have wrote this song myself. I guess I'd be rich now if I did. The girl in the song got married young and was looking back on her life feeling like she had missed out on so much. This is about someone who is thinking about "doing something crazy, something for herself for a change. She doesn't want to leave, she's just wondering if there's life out there." She looks back on her life and wonders if she would do it all the same again. (I know I would, but in the first years I wondered if I had made a mistake marrying when I was 18. I am glad I stuck it out because I wouldn't trade what I have now for the world.)
The eighth song is Rumor Has It. Bruce Berch, Vern Dant and Larry Shell wrote it. She overheard a conversation about her love and another woman. It says that "Rumor has it she has you". It would be so terrible to find out that your spouse/significant other had someone else just by overhearing it.
The ninth song is Walk On. Steve Dean and Lonnie Williams wrote it. I think this is the peppiest and most upbeat song on the album. It says that when things are bad and not working out just keep looking up and walk on. Even when your heart is breaking you know that it will mend. Just keep your faith. It says that nothing ever stays wrong that long. "Walk to the light until you find the sun."
The tenth song is The Greatest Man I Never Knew. Richard Leigh and Layng Martine, Jr. wrote it. It is about two people that live together that barely know each other. I think it was written about a daughter and her father. They live down the hall from each other, but never touch at all. They say hello to each other but that's about it. He thought the world of her, but she never knew it. He came home late every night and always had things on his mind. She never really knew him. She never heard him say he loved her because he thought she already knew. "The man I thought could never die has been dead almost a year." If there is someone that you love that you haven't talked to in a long time pick up the phone and call them. Tell them that you love them. You never know when they might not be here to do so.
Reba McEntire is a beautiful and talented country music singer and actress. I have enjoyed her music for years now. She has always been one of my favorites and is the singer that really got me listening to country music. This album is great and has many songs that were huge hits for Reba. However, most of the songs on this album are sad, gloomy and down. They are songs about another woman, lies, poverty, being left, rumors, regrets and losing someone that you should have known well but didn't. It is about everyday things that happen each day in "real life". I enjoy listening to this album despite the fact that the songs are sad. I find that it doesn't bring me down or depress me. It's just music and I appreciate the talent behind it.
I would recommend anything that Reba McEntire has ever done. She is a legend and one of the very best. I hope that everyone won't mind reading some country music reviews from a few years back. I have lots more to review that are really great albums and songs.
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