Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn Import
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The songs of Loretta Lynn are so juicy that they can fill an entire tabloid. Over the course of the last half century, Lynn has not been reticent in giving voice to the socially repressed. In a time where birth control was only a hushed bedroom talk, Lynn sings about it educationally in "The Pill." As a result "The Pill" has liberated many women from the far too laborious act of making love. While society often treats divorced women as a social odium, Lynn addresses such a double standard in "Rated X." Lynn further gives voice to women by echoing the pains of what it means to be a veteran's wife in the plaintive "Dear Uncle Sam." In short, Lynn and her songs have been the voices of our society especially those who are socially repressed. Thus, it's only right that after 50 years since she released her debut single "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl" that a tribute CD should be commissioned. For this effort, Lynn has carefully handpicked the artists who would contribute to it. And she sure picked a star studded list from both the country and rock genres. Some of them (such as Lucinda Williams, Reba, Gretchen Wilson and Faith Hill) sure are deserving chosen as they have continued to carve out the path of revolutionizing our society for the better first pioneered by Lynn.
While it's a good thing that contributors come from both the rock and country genres, this is also here the disparity becomes obvious. The more mainline country artists tend to have a more reverent treatment of their songs backed by a tighter and at times even polished production.Read more ›
I have seen Loretta perform live twice and what an experience it was. I list this on my list of all time favorite concerts. I can see how much losing her Husband, Doo, still affects her today. She also misses her duet partner, Conway Twitty. Another gone too soon person.
Faith Hill, Reba and the White Stripes offer some of the better covers on this collection, while others seem uninspired and odd choices. If there was a 3.5 star option, this album would fall there....not because the music is bad, just the song selection did capture the best of Loretta.
I believe I heard she chose the songs for the artists, so they can't individually be blamed. Proceed with caution and be sure you sample the tracks here first...keep in mind the traditional country sound is being used.
For a tribute album, this one packs a punch. With an all-star line up and a smattering of some of Loretta Lynn's greatest hits, this makes for an enjoyable listening experience. Like any album full of cover songs or something that could be classified as a "greatest hits" collection there are some flaws: songs that probably would have made for a more pleasurable listening experience, a lack of songs from all eras of her music career, songs that really didn't go well with the performer's voices (Kid Rock) and others that could have used a bit more personality and originality from the covering artist (Reba McEntire).Read more ›
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A couple versions, like Kid Rock and Lucinda something, are weird but absolutely love Martina McBride, REBA, Carrie Underwood and Gretchen Wilson!! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Maura Parker Hathaway
I enjoy Loretta Lynn's music and found this cd to be just as good as any that I've heard from her.Published 24 months ago by Melisha B.
I really love this CD as I am a great fan of Loretta Lynn. It is the perfect addition to my collection of Cd's with Loretta Lynn. I also think the price is about right for this cd. Read morePublished on January 7, 2014 by Elizabeth K. Capiga
What's not to like about this I never met the lady but I have a tremendous respect for her and the musicPublished on November 20, 2013 by bookwormser
I play this over&over,I love all the duets&solos on it,and was surprised so many were on it...YAHOO!!! try this onePublished on October 3, 2013 by Ronald Dorton
The order was handled quickly and I am very pleased with the C D. I had trouble finding Loretta Lynn music in what I wanted in the stores. Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by Joan