Suzy Boggus 'Somewhere Between / Moment Of Truth' Humphead

Two albums from Suzy Bogguss, the first released in 1988 was her debut for Capitol and it showcased a singer with a large vocal talent that was steeped in traditional country music attitude. A look at the writers involved vouched that; Merle Haggard with the title cut. Patsy Montana's I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart (complete with yodel), a Hank Williams song - My Sweet Love Ain't Around as well as a couple of Bogguss co-writes. Produced sympathetically by Wendy Waldam it featured players like Jerry Douglas, Brent Rowan and Paul Franklin, who were starting to dominate the session scene back then. All in all a very fine debut and an album that sounds even more country then it had when it was released. The second CD in this set was here second Capitol album, it was produced by Jimmy Bowen who added a slightly more contemporary production for a selection of songs from writers who were then working the Music Row publishing mill, but the quality of the songs was still well above average, especially the heartbreak pain of the Bogguss co-writes My Side Of The Story and Fear Of Flying are country through and through. A two for one two CD set that offers good value not only in cost but more importantly as examples of an artist fresh out of the box and giving these songs the kind of passion that is all too often over played these days