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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Pictures Home Ent/Image
  • ASIN: 5558325763
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Editorial Reviews

Tracks: No. Title Writer(s) Length 1. "Billy the Kid" Salme Dahlstrom, Sandy Linzer, Madeline Stone 3:38 2. "Southern Star" Linzer, Edward B. Kessel 3:29 3. "Let Me Remind You Again" Linzer, David Wolfert 3:10 4. "Gonna Find Love" Dahlstrom, Linzer, Stone 3:22 5. "Designated Driver" Linzer, Wolfert 4:21 6. "Clueless" Kessel, Linzer 3:49 7. "Easy for You" Linzer, Wolfert 3:36 8. "Almost Over (Gettin' Over You)" (feat. Pam Tillis) Linzer, Wolfert 3:20 9. "See Yourself in My Eyes" Linzer, Wolfert 3:31 10. "I Will" Ron Ernest, Steve Hornbeak 3:45 11. "Young Love" Linzer, Wolfert 3:57 12. "We Go On" Dahlstrom, Linzer, Stone 3:40 Total length: 41:38 [hide]Wal-Mart bonus tracks No. Title Writer(s) Length 13. "Moonlight Memories of You" (Cover of Barry Manilow) Linzer, Irwin Levine 3:20 14. "The One You Left Behind" 3:05

Customer Reviews

He's a great singer.
I'm sure great things will come from him in the future and I look forward to his next CD.
David A. MacDonald
Onward to Stardom, Billy!
Frank Perry

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl H. Long on October 5, 2006
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Once again, I broke my own rule about buying CDs without having a chance to preview them first, but considering how much I have enjoyed Billy Gilman's previous albums, I decided to gamble on this one -- and won.

Billy has proven on this album that he is indeed no novelty kid act. His voice has matured to a crystal clear tenor. He has also returned to his country roots -- and done it well. While it doesn't have the song variety of "Everything and More" (which I actually preferred more than this album; hence, the 4-star rating), it is definitely more upbeat and worth listening to more than once. I especially enjoyed "Billy the Kid," "Southern Star" "Let Me Remind You," and "We Go On." His duet "I'm Almost Over (Gettin' Over You)" with Pam Tillis is one of the biggest highlights on the album. A must for any Billy Gilman fan's collection.

Keep up the good work, Billy. You're well on your way to becoming more than just a Southern Star!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Frank Perry on September 8, 2006
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I have read the review by "Bubbles23" above and must say that I very much liked and appreciated his/her thorough and thoughtful analysis. However, I also have to say that the "disliking" or criticizing of a singing star for not playing an instrument or not writing his own songs seems a bit unfair to me. I think of many of the greatest singers of the past! I can't imagine someone putting Sinatra or Streisand down for not writing their own songs. The two talents, singing and composing, are different talents. Should an actor be criticized for not writing his own screenplay? The current mania for self-written albums has resulted all-too-often in lame music from superior vocalists. Still, aside from that, I very much enjoyed and agree with Bubbles23's review.

Billy Gilman's new album is very entertaining. To hear his voice maturing further and further with each new release is thrilling. I had worried for him when the voice change happened several years ago. Many boy singers cannot make the transition. Billy can and will attain adult star status if he continues to produce quality work like this.

There is a great variety of music on this album. Some I adored, others I was not so fond of, but I don't criticize the album for that. That's my problem. All albums seem to have a few songs I don't really care for. I am not particularly a country music fan so it was surprising to me that I played this album so many times over and over, even putting "repeat" on a few of my particular favorites: "Let Me Remind You Again", "Almost Over (Getting' Over You)", "Moonlight Memories of You", and "The One You Left Behind". To me, that is the real measure of the success of an album. Will I listen to it more than a few times? In this case the answer is resoundingly, "YES!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Cam T. on September 18, 2006
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When I found out that Billy was releasing another album, I immediately preordered it.

I enjoyed the album quite a bit, but was a little disappointed that it was all country, and not something of a mix between country and pop, like his previous albums. None of the songs were the slow type that really showcased his great voice, though I too liked "Billy the Kid". But the lack of any slower songs is what prompted me to give this album 4 stars instead of 5.

I've been a fan of Billy Gilman's, ever since I was channel-surfing and stumbled across the video for "One Voice." I loved his voice, which was partially destroyed by the evils of adolescence. But at least Billy managed to keep a good, albeit radically different, singing voice.

All in all, I'd have to say that I liked "Everything and More" better.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Pearson on September 19, 2006
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I have always said that Billy Gilman has what it takes to reclaim his spot back at the top, but honestly, I wasn't sure "how" it could be done. I wasn't sure that he could do it strictly with country music, given that it's so difficult to translate from a child an adult star. I opined that Billy would need to completely reinvent himself in order to gain a brand new following. Often, the fans you had as a child, wind up abandoning you, because they grow up. I feared that many would only see the "novelty" of his young age and forget about the phenomenal talent he possesses.

Luckily, I may have been wrong. Billy's voice hasn't waned in the least and it's obvious that country music will always be his home. His voice has matured beautifully and his technique, phrasing, interpretation, and nuance have all only improved with age and maturity. These songs are all delightful and I even hear a few potential Number 1 hits!

Even if Billy Gilman never regains the same fame he had in his younger's obvious he will always have a singing career. He was born to do it and as most true artists do...they sing whenever and wherever there is a stage and an audience.

Oh, and I agree with the other reviewers that writing your own music doesn't make you "more" of an artist. Most of the greatest vocalists of our time do not write their own songs. And I love the analogy by the one poster that asked if actors are expected to write their own screenplays. Very fitting. While some wind up doing just that...most do not. Singing is Billy's craft and, while enjoying a song that he wrote and composed himself would be's not necessary.

One more thing...Billy's voice, at times, sounds similar to the tenor lead vocalist of Air Supply, one of my favorite bands from the 80's. Not always, but he sometimes sounds like him. That is a compliment, by the way. :)
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