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am 27. November 2001
Als ich mir die Country-CD zum ersten Mal angehört hatte, dachte ich: "Bis auf 3 tolle Songs nur traditionelle Country Füller drin." Schade. Aber nach mehrmaligem Anhören, änderte sich meine Meinung: "Wahnsinn. Alle Stücke sind auf einmal so packend, dazu diese ästhetische, warme und voluminöse Stimme. Und der Klang erst: Trotz AAD überragend." Kauft Euch diesen Meilenstein.
Der All Music Guide jubelte. Ganze 5 Sterne für das Album und wann gibts die bei denen schon mal!
Randy Travis struggled to gain recognition at a time when record companies weren't interested in traditional country music, but he finally made it big with this album and the country hits that it contained. Some of these singles pre-dated the album, which Randy was only allowed to complete when it was clear that it would sell in reasonable quantities. Even so, sales far exceeded anything that Randy, his manager (and future wife) or his record label could ever have expected. The album eventually sold over three million copies.
The first single, On the other hand, struggled to get airplay and was only a minor country hit when first released although it sold much better than the average minor hit. The follow-up, 1982, was released at a quiet time for new singles. With few new releases, radio stations reluctantly gave it airplay, whereupon it eventually became a top ten country hit. Capitalizing on this, Warner then re-issued On the other hand. This time, it went all the way to number one, become the first of many chart-toppers for Randy.
With two major country hits to his credit, the time was right to record more tracks to complete this album. Among the other tracks here are Digging up bones (a number one hit), No place like home (a number two hit) and other great songs such as the title track, There'll always be a honky tonk somewhere, Reasons I cheat, My heart cracked but it did not break, Messing with my mind and Send my body, the album established Randy as country music's then-new superstar.
While there have been some magnificent compilations of Randy's music, this album stands on its own merit. If you enjoy traditional country music, you'll love this album.