LeAnn Rimes - Blue

20th Anniversary Limited Edition Reissue on Blue Vinyl

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Blue is the debut studio album by American country singer LeAnn Rimes, originally released in July 1996 via Curb Records.

About the Artist:

LeAnn Rimes, is an American country and pop singer. Known for her rich vocals, Rimes rose to stardom at age 13 following the release of the Bill Mack song Blue, becoming the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972.

Rimes made her breakthrough into country music in 1996 with her debut album, Blue, which reached number one on the Top Country Albums chart and was certified multiplatinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album's eponymous leadoff single, Blue, became a Top 10 hit and Rimes gained national acclaim for her similarity to Patsy Cline's vocal style.

When she released her sophomore studio effort in 1997, You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs, she moved towards country pop material, which set the trend for a string of albums released into the next decade. Rimes has won many awards, including two Grammys, three ACMs, a CMA, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and one American Music award. She has released ten studio albums and three compilation albums and two greatest hits albums, one released in the US and the other released internationally, through her record label of 13 years, Curb Records, and placed over 40 singles on American and international charts since 1996.

She has sold over 37 million records worldwide, with 20.3 million album sales in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. Billboard ranked her 17th artist of the 1990–2000 decade.

 

About the Album:

After signing with Curb Records, Rimes re-recorded a new version of Blue that was released on her debut studio album, and as a single which peaked at number ten on the Billboard Country Chart. 

Blue was released in the United States on 9 July 1996 by Curb Records. Based on the strength of the single Blue, the album reached No. 3 on Billboard 200, and No. 1 on Top Country Albums. The album Blue sold 123,000 copies in its first week, the highest figure in SoundScan history at that time.

Singles released from this album include, in order of release: Blue, Hurt Me, One Way Ticket (Because I Can), Unchained Melody and The Light in Your Eyes. These songs all charted on Billboard Hot Country Songs charts between 1996 and 1997; Blue and The Light in Your Eyes both reached top 10, while Hurt Me fell short off top 40. One Way Ticket is Rimes's only No. 1 hit on the country music charts.

She also released a duet single with Eddy Arnold from the album, a remake of his 1955 hit The Cattle Call.

The album was met with some positive reviews. Allmusic rated Blue four out of five stars. Shawn M. Haney, who reviewed the album, called it "a glorious free-for-all of sassy pick-me-up country", and stated that "perhaps people of any age or style of interest will feel youthful again after a good listen and a half".

With the album's success, Rimes received many major industry awards. In 1997 at 14 years old she became the youngest person to win a Grammy, for Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance for Blue. She was also the first Country music artist to win the Best New Artist category. The same year she won the Country Music Association's "Horizon Award" for Best New Artist Of The Year, becoming the youngest person to ever be nominated and win a Country Music Association award.

This LP Record is a Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Edition on Blue Coloured Vinyl, pressed in the US.

 

(715187782112)

Tracklisting:

 

A1

Blue

2:47

A2

Hurt Me

2:53

A3

One Way Ticket (Because I Can)

3:42

A4

My Baby

2:49

A5

Honestly

3:21

A6

The Light In Your Eyes

3:20

B1

Talk To Me

3:11

B2

I'll Get Even With You

3:18

B3         

Cattle Call   Duet with Eddy Arnold                 

3:07

B4

Good Lookin' Man

3:11

B5

Fade To Blue

3:03

SKU 715187782112
Record Label Curb Records
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number D1-77821
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 22 July 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 09 July 1996
Barcode # 715187782112
Shipping Weight 0.2250kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition, 20th Anniversary Reissue on Blue Coloured Vinyl
Vinyl Colour Blue
Genre Country
Genre Folk
Genre World
Format VINYL LP

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