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Sara EvansAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

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Strength, versatility and a spunky sense of adventure are qualities more often associated with literary heroines than successful country singers, but then there’s nothing typical about Sara Evans. Whether dominating country radio airwaves with one of her many hit singles or attracting a new legion of fans with her spirited turn on “Dancing with the Stars,” Evans’ ... Read more in Amazon's Sara Evans Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 19, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 2003
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B0000AC8PE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,187 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Sara Evans’s 2000 effort, the platinum-selling Born to Fly, put her in the front ranks of the most promising of modern country singer-songwriters. As a woman with a strong traditional background, she found a way to marry contemporary sounds and sensibilities with her bedrock country and bluegrass history, and, with the help of producer Paul Worley, delivered a complete, believable, and very fetching record. But Restless sounds as if she and Worley just went in and cut a passel of songs. A lot of them carry a message of hope, of making "something magic out of something frightening," as she sings in "Rockin' Horse," one of five tracks she co-wrote. But most of them just sound as if she had getting on radio more in mind than anything else. It’s hard to tell if the album doesn't know what it wants to be, or if it’s Evans who’s confused. Worley over-produced the majority of it with unnecessary layers and busy arrangements, and the repertoire ranges all over the place, from an awful attempt at swaggering R&B ("Big Cry") to the hay-bale-and-pickup milieu of "Suds in the Bucket." While the languid and affecting "Backseat of a Greyhound Bus" sticks in the memory and the sensual "Otis Redding" gets the hormones charged, too many of the songs just roll by. Evans remains a wonder of a singer, however, whether she’s projecting her clearer pop voice or calling on the nasality of her Missouri barn-dance-and-bluegrass training, something in too short supply on this uneven effort. --Alanna Nash

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as her previous CDs, but still impressive December 29, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I find it sort of funny that some folks describe some of the music on this album as meaningless, empty crossover country that sounds like a lot of the tunes coming out of Nashville these days. I say this because I am no fan of modern country music, but I love Sara Evans and I can't imagine how anyone could say Sara went on autopilot for most of the second half of this album. Sara has one of the best country voices in the business, and she expresses all sorts of feelings and emotions in everything she sings. I do prefer her earlier albums to this one, but Restless is still one great country CD. There's a good deal of variety in the songs, making each track something fresh and new to be enjoyed.

As usual, she opens with one of the album's strongest tracks. Rockin' Horse is a great song full of inspiring references to making something magical from the scary things life throws at you. It also features Vince Gill providing harmony; while Gill is not one of my favorites, he adds much to this song. Sara follows up with Backseat of a Greyhound Bus; the song's story is a country cliché, the unwed mother escaping her gossiping small town and finding a wonderful new life, but Sara's heartfelt delivery makes this probably the most memorable song on the album. Next up is Restless, a song tinged with Celtic-sounding instrumentation; this song didn't appeal to me all that much at first, largely due to a somewhat odd tempo to the chorus, but I have warmed up to it quite a bit now. I never had any doubts about the next two songs. Niagara is a fantastic love song, the kind of ballad that makes Sara such a truly special singer. Perfect doesn't have the depth of a typical Sara song, but it is the kind of catchy, upbeat song that all but begs for radio play.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars not "Perfect" but pretty good July 3, 2004
By dree85
Format:Audio CD
This isn't Sara Evans' best effort (for that you need to go to her 2000 multi-platinum Born To Fly), but it's a solid album, with a lot of songs that are pleasant and listenable and a few that match the excellence of her previous release.
Song By Song:
1. Rocking Horse: Fun, upbeat song about making the best of bad situations, but nothing praticularly exciting. 3/5
2. Backseat of A Greyhound Bus: This is one of the high points of the album, a touching story of a young girl who escapes her confining small town and finds meaning in her life through the birth of her daughter. 5/5
3. Restless: It's an ok song, fine melody, decent lyrics, but it doesn't really do anything for me. 3/5
4. Niagra: A beautiful ballad, Sara really shows the range of her voice on this song, and the lyrics are very moving. 5/5
5. Perfect: A cute song about how love doesn't have to be "perfect" to be good, a nice happy upbeat message, but it's very similar to several other songs on the album. 4/5
6. Need To Be Next To You: Again, sounds kind of similar to other songs. It's decent, but doesn't stand out from the rest of the album. 3/5
7. To Be Happy: Yet another perky upbeat song with a positive message. One or two was ok, but there are too many on this album and they sound too much the same. 3/5
8. Tonight: This is one of the better songs on the album, musically it's slow and smooth, and the lyrics perfectly capture the feeling of desperation and finding comfort in another lonely soul. Her voice is also showcased beautifully. 5/5
9. Otis Redding: This song is another one of the more unique songs on the album. Slow and sensual, it's perfect for "dancin in the kitchen barefoot" 4/5
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing CD February 23, 2005
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I received Sara's Born to Fly album for Christmas a few years ago, and I fell in love with her voice and her songs. I picked up her "Restless" album, and I think she has outdone herself. I thought "Born to Fly" would be difficult to follow, but she manages to top it. My favorites are "Rockin' Horse" and "I Give In"; they showcase Sara's amazing vocals. I can't understand how Alanna Nash could call the album "uneven." Sara does not sound bored; she pours her soul into every song. "Need To Be Next To You" and "Niagara" are not my favorites, but I still enjoy listening to them. I also don't understand why people criticized her for "Big Cry"; to me, that song is a highlight. Sara also experiments with different sounds on "Restless" and "Otis Redding." I think the sounds are fresh and Sara's vocals are in tip-top shape. I loved "Suds in the Bucket," that was a great concluding song. On a different note, I was surprised to read that "To Be Happy" was written by two men; I just thought the lyrics (flowers grow/handing out valentines) sounded feminine.

I love this CD; it's Sara's best yet, and I can't wait for new music from her.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sara pleases with long awaited comeback to Born To Fly August 29, 2003
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In 2000 Sara Evans burst onto the scene in a big way with her album Born To Fly. The album, which went triple platinum, blended Evans' traditional country vocals and instincts with mainstream country-pop and spawned hits such as the title track, "Saints and Angels" and "I Could Not Ask For More." Now Evans is back with her fourth album, tentatively titled Restless. This album is a continuation of where Born To Fly left off with a few exceptions. One of those is Evans' musical diversity. While Born To Fly was mostly mainstream, this album offers a selection of diverse tunes that cover the spectrums of traditional country, mainstream country, pop, rhythm and blues. On tunes such as the opening "Rockin' Horse" and the closing "Suds In The Bucket" Evans will surely please the neo-traditionalist country fans she won with her first two albums. On cuts such as "Niagara" and "I Need To Be Next To You" Evans showcases a larger than life pop style with gaudy arrangements and instrumentals. The title tune is reminiscent of Irish Celtic music, while "Big Cry" is reminiscent of rhythm and blues. The remainder of the songs on the album fall somewhere in between country and pop. Such is the case with the first single, "Backseat Of A Greyhound Bus," which tells the moving story of a single mother whose life changes when giving birth to her child on a trip away from home. The second single, one of the five co-written by Evans, "Perfect," is a catchy and upbeat love song which will surely do well on the country charts. Overall, this album is a diverse collection of musical styles that flow together with Sara's heavenly vocal qualities. Fans of Evans will surely be pleased with this album, no matter what album or song originally made you a fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by RobsterMobster
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this CD
What an awesome CD! SO glad I bought it. Sara Evans has the best songs, I just love her and this CD!
Published 12 months ago by Ashley
4.0 out of 5 stars I wish we would hear more fron her.
I had this cd and copied it to my music list. Something happened when I copied it and it came out with a lot of static. Read more
Published 13 months ago by madmac742
2.0 out of 5 stars not what I expected
Description said "Like new". The case had 2 cracks in it and was scratched/scuffed up. The CD jacket had a funny smell to it. The only plus was that it shipped fast
Published 16 months ago by Michele83
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Cd
My dad loves Sara Evans and anything to do with her...gave him this cd for Christmas and he loved it and needed this one!
Published 21 months ago by starburst
5.0 out of 5 stars Sara Evans Can Sing!!!
All I can say is that I would crawl over a mile of broken glass to hear this girl sing "Backseat Of A Greyhound Bus" and "Niagara". Read more
Published on August 21, 2008 by Charlie
4.0 out of 5 stars absoulutely great!!!
i am a big sara evans fan & this is one of her best cd's. every track is well worth listening to! my personal favorite song is "suds in the bucket". Read more
Published on August 15, 2008 by SONGSTER
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Voice, Ordinary Material
The 2003 release from former Missouri farm girl Sara Evans contiunes her pop/country departure from her first two records like her most recent, Born To Fly. Read more
Published on January 14, 2008 by Clinton Ervin
5.0 out of 5 stars A Different Sound
Sara takes a chance with "Restless". This is more of a pop album than a country one. However, the results are fantastic. Read more
Published on November 19, 2007 by Katie
4.0 out of 5 stars Pick Up
Sara picked up the pace in her 4th album to good effect. This is the album of hers that I first heard and that got me interested in her. Read more
Published on July 2, 2007 by Gen X Music Addict
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