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Around The Bend by Randy Travis

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Country, Album
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A 20th anniversary album by the country star.

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  1. 1. Around The Bend
  2. 2. You Didn't Have A Good Time
  3. 3. Every Head Bowed
  4. 4. Love Is A Gamble
  5. 5. Faith In You
  6. 6. Dont Think Twice, It's All Right
  7. 7. Dig Two Graves
  8. 8. Turn It Around
  9. 9. From Your Knees
  10. 10. Everything That I Own (Has Got A Dent)
  11. 11. 'Til I'm Dead And Gone
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Reviewed by Dave Brassington

Is it really 20 years since I stood outside the Royal Albert Hall watching country's latest superstar arrive for his UK debut? Even my daughter who didn't like country music thought he was dishy! 20 years on Randy still sounds as good as ever and is still with his original producer Kyle Lehning. Whilst this album is good solid country music I did find it a bit of an uneven mixture. The album kicks off with the bright title track, and then we come into several good songs including the ballad "Faith In You" which is reprised twice on the accompanying DVD. Bob Dylan's classic "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" gets an airing and stands out as the only old song on the album. Country music often gets criticised for morbid songs and a couple of tracks, "Dig Two Graves" and "Til I'm Dead And Gone" certainly come into that category! Personally I was a little disappointed with this album, which is not a patch on some of his recent gospel releases, as some of the songs here just don't come together. The only gospel track you can hear/see is the classic "Three Wooden Crosses" on the DVD which outshines anything else on the CD.

Style: Country
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 48586
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Warner Bros 6249845
Items: 2
Extras: DVD
Release Date: 31 Aug 2008

A 20th anniversary album by the country star.

One of the ten top-selling solo country artists of all
time, Randy Travis has recorded the perfect country album with not one out-of-place note or one false emotion on his superb new collection. His vocals have never sounded more expressive, better phrased or more soulfully shaded. Around The Bend is released as a special edition deluxe pack with a bonus DVD of an Unplugged performance on Country Music Television with 5 live songs, plus a free 6 month trial membership of the Randy Travis fan club.

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A heap of traditional carols together with Andrew Peterson's "Labor Of Love" from the country star.

For more information about Randy Travis, check the Randy Travis Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)

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