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LeAnn RimesAudio CD
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Doing the unexpected has almost become expected of LeAnn Rimes. From her hit “Blue” nearly 15 years ago to her impressive new concept album of classic country standards, Lady & Gentlemen, LeAnn has always bravely followed her own inner compass and consistently maintained her musical integrity rather than simply following the musical trends of the day.

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  • Audio CD (October 9, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: October 9, 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Curb Records
  • ASIN: B000SQJ2B4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,902 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This sounds like a pivotal release for Rimes, who made her breakthrough as a childhood prodigy with an uncanny vocal resemblance to Patsy Cline, and then evolved into an eclectic diva who couldn't quite decide what she wanted to be when she grew up. She's all grown up now, as both the sensual "Upper Hand" and the spiritual "What I Cannot Change" attest. Rimes had a hand in writing all the material (except for the bonus-cut duets with Jon Bon Jovi and Reba McEntire), and themes of family--though not always her family--pervade the lyrics. Musically, this is grittier, harder-edged, and more propulsive than much of her previous fare, with the title cut and "Nothin' Better to Do" evoking the Southern country soul of Bobbie Gentry, her duet with Marc Broussard on "Nothing Wrong" riffing like the Rolling Stones, and "One Day Too Long" sounding like the female Otis Redding. She's lost none of her supple upper register, as the balladry of "Pretty Things" attests, but Leann Rimes in no longer just a pretty voice. --Don McLeese

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From the time she burst onto the music scene as a teenager with the smash hit "Blue" to the release of her new studio album "Family," she has seen it all while taking it with a grain of salt. Some people will always see her as the little girl with the booming voice. She wants to change all that, and part of that process will start with her latest album "Family." For the first time, LeAnn wrote or co-wrote every song on the album. From the autobiographical first track "Family" to the hit single "Nothin' Better To Do," she pours out her soul for the world to see. While the album is incredibly personal, LeAnn managed to create music that is incredibly universal. Her confident, compelling voice helps to solidify her as one of the premier vocalists in Country music. "Family" showcases her diversity as a vocalist from engaging duets with Marc Broussard on "Nothing Wrong" and Bon Jovi on "Til We're Not Strangers" to the soul searching song "What I Cannot Change." Through LeAnn's journey to adulthood, growing up, and developing as a writer and vocalist, she has produced an album that is one for the ages that chronicles the myriad relationships and experiences that have shaped the life of one of America's most successful artist.

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31 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some great songs here October 9, 2007
By Patrick
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
What makes this album special is that LeAnn wrote pretty much all of it herself. She's growing to become a better artist than where she started out which was just a singer who sings other people's songs. So for that, I give her credit. There's still some growing to be done but this is a pretty solid album. I'll break down the songs:

Family (C+)
Not one of the stronger songs on the album.

Nothin' Better To Do (B)
One of the problems with this song is that it's so hard to understand. You want to sing along to it, but you can't really tell what the words are due to LeAnn's poor enunciation.

Fight (C)
Good Friend And A Glass OF Wine (C-)
Something I Can Feel (C)
There really isn't anything wrong with these songs. There just doesn't seem to be any purpose to them. They seem like the last songs she wrote for the album. She wrote the important songs to her first, and then needed 3 more to fill an album so she just slapped any old thing together. That's what it sounds like anyway.

I Want You With Me (B+)
This song was included with the charity LeAnn was involved in to support the troops. I don't know if that was the intention of the song when it was first written, but now the song has a special meaning and it's touching to listen to every time because of it.

Doesn't Everybody (A+)
One of the brilliant songs on the album. LeAnn takes on life observations, including tabloid celebrities, and questions whether or not we're all the same or if people are just missing out on what is really important in life.

Nothing Wrong (A+)
Another brilliant song. Marc Broussard's scratchy voice fits perfectly with LeAnn's pipes. This is one of the best duets she's ever done. It's loose and fun.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing better to do.... and she does it very very well November 8, 2007
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ok all you whiners saying she should enunciate on nothing better to do.... This is done purposly to envoke the southern cajun feel to the song. Stop listening and Feel the dang song.... Thanks for the buzz Leann!
a++
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Family Matters November 21, 2007
By Kayuga
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For her second country album after her image hurting Twisted Angel (which i liked) She's gotten a harder rock edge to her country image. She writes on all the songs except the two bonus tracks. Of which "till we ain't strangers anymore" it's absolutely crappy! I can't handle Bon Jovi going country to sell more records and it's a stupid song. i just don't like anything about it.
Her duet with Reba is awesome though. they really sound great together and it's a great melody.

The songs that she writes with Her Husband Dean are the best tracks on here. Lots of them aren't bad..they just aren't memorable, or interesting meolodies. BUt as an album i think she does things more stylistically than This Woman, which was a bunch of boring sappy ballads.
it's like all her wounds are exposed on album and it's very revealing.

Family, Nothin' Better to do, Pretty things, One day too long, Upperhand and What i cannot change are the stand out tracks.

What this album really shows is that LeAnn is growing as a songwriter and though there are bumps in the road she is getting better and all her hits show promise for what's to come.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mature Album But Can Do Better October 17, 2008
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Family is a very grown-up album from a very accomplished & talented young lady. She shows a maturity here that was lacking on previous albums. The collection itself is not bad with standout tracks being the three collaborations (Nothing Wrong - Mare Broussard, Till We Ain't Strangers - Bon Jovi & When You Love Someone Like That - Reba). There are some duds here but with a 14-track listing and 50% being of decent standard, then it's not bad value for money. Production on this album falls way short of what you would expect from an artist of this calibre and becomes irritating whilst trying to listen to the lyrical content of the songs. Not Bad, but as the school-card says 'MUST DO BETTER'.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great material wasted on bad recording November 4, 2007
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What is WRONG with these people? LeAnn Rimes did a great job with the songs on this album, which are all good or excellent. But the CD is recorded SO LOUD that it is distorted and sounds like connecting a 200-watt amplifier to a 4-inch speaker! In the last few years, I've encountered several new CD's recorded with quality comparable to a wind-up Victrola, and this is one of them! Stereo separation? Forget it. Understand the lyrics? Forget that, too. Distinguish a guitar from a saxophone? Difficult, at best. The music comes out as an amalgam of sounds with ZERO definition. What a waste of LeAnn's talent!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I just found this . . . April 18, 2013
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and that means I have missed years of enjoyment. I have been buying recordings for 45 years and it has been decades since I listened to an album over and over without skipping any tracks. I have been accustomed to skipping half of what is offered on today's albums. So much of current recordings are mixed and synthesized into a muddy mess and you don't really know what the singer really sounds like. This is a real jewel. Every one of these songs could easily stand as a single. Leann Rimes has an extraordinary voice and it is a real shame that she has been virtually ignored when it comes time for the annual music awards. If you haven't listened to this lady since the days of "Blue" and "How Can I Live?" give this a try. Granted this is "old" music now but that means it is a real bargain. If you like Leann Rimes at all buy this. You won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gonna try and get all of her music
the second one to my collection, and need to get the rest of them later. the next will be Lady and Gentleman.
Published 3 months ago by Dan Core
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
It takes a lot to tell a story about yourself that includes all the skeletons. She did a great job of giving us a look into herself.
Great Job!!!
Published 4 months ago by Jim Stokes
5.0 out of 5 stars leann rimes
i loved the cd all the song's are so beautiful. she is such a gifted and talented artist. her voice is so beautiful. i love leann rimes,
Published 5 months ago by junebug
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS HER BEST CD!
"Nothing Better To Do" what a great song and excellent music video. This CD is country with a little pop. This CD shows
the strength in her singing. Read more
Published 7 months ago by roxynewyork
5.0 out of 5 stars An Outstanding cd
Leann Rimes is so very talented and so blessed with such a beautiful voice and she has co-written some great songs in this cd. Read more
Published 8 months ago by richard
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent album
This one goes in the player on a long trip, 75mph, and with the sub making some noise, the miles fly by. Also a good one to relax by with the ear buds.
Published 9 months ago by baitmaster
5.0 out of 5 stars LeAnn Rimes
very good artist, own all of her albums thus far. LeAnn also wrote a book called Holiday in My Heart which is a must read for any fan!
Published 14 months ago by Tracy Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet voice, nice songs.
It had been a few years since I paid attention to Leann Rimes, I don't know why. I recently created a Dixie Chicks Pandora station, there I heard the song "What I Cannot Change"... Read more
Published 17 months ago by humdec
5.0 out of 5 stars A vocal symphony
I have loved every minute of this album. LeAnn's voice is truly the voice of an angel. This is my first LeAnn album (yes, I'm slow sometimes), and it won't be my last. Read more
Published on June 26, 2011 by G. Pierce
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my fav CDS
LeAnn Rimes is my favorite singer out of everyone, and this is my favorite cd by her. The lyrics are great and the songs are also. Highly recommended for leann rimes lovers. Read more
Published on February 10, 2011 by jchawk
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I wish she would enunciate!
I've noticed that lately too.
Sep 15, 2007 by Amy E. Barker |  See all 6 posts
Track Listing?!
01. FAMILY
02. NOTHING BETTER TO DO
03. FIGHT
04. GOOD FRIENDS AND A GLASS OF WINE
05. SOMETHING I CAN FEEL
06. I WANT YOU WITH ME
07. DOESN'T EVERYBODY
08. NOTHIN' WRONG featuring MARC BROUSSARD
09. PRETTY THINGS
10.... Read More
Aug 1, 2007 by Joseph P. Ellis |  See all 5 posts
leann rimes family 2007 cd
I totally agree. I bought Whatever We Want we it came out last summer. I think LeAnn Rimes is one of the best vocalist around. Her newest video is very good as well.
Aug 29, 2007 by Byron L. Scott |  See all 3 posts
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