Shania Twain - The Woman In Me

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The Woman In Me is the second studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain, originally released in February 1995 via Mercury Records.

Sometimes, all it takes for a singer to break it big is to have the right collaborator and nowhere is that truth more evident than with Shania Twain. After years of independent local releases and demo records, she released an OK major-label debut on Mercury in 1993 - a record that was perfectly fine but not all that memorable. Not long after that, her path crossed with Robert John "Mutt" Lange, the producer behind some of the greatest albums in hard rock history. Unlikely a combination as it seemed they turned out to be expertly matched collaborators.

Together, they totally reworked Twain, turning her into a bold, brassy, sexy, sassy modern woman, singing songs that play like tongue-in-cheek empowerment anthems even when they're about heartbreak. She demands that "Any man of mine/better walk the line," tells a poor sap that "(If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here!" and when she confronts her lover asking "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?" it sounds like a threat, not a lament.

All these songs are painted in big, broad strokes and Lange uses all his arena-filling tricks giving them steady rhythms and melodic hooks that are crushed only by the mammoth choruses which drill their way into permanent memory upon the first listen. The ballads like the title song are all excellent, but even more impressive on "No One Needs To Know," a swinging slice of neo- Bakersfield country so good you'd swear that Dwight Yoakam is singing harmony.

The Woman In Me is surely pop influenced, but it’s not pushed too far, for no matter how many rock tricks are in the production or how poppy the tunes are, they still feel like country songs, especially on "Any Man Of Mine" and "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?" anthems for the post-"Boot Scootin' Boogie" era, when country slowly, steadily became the sound of middle-American adult pop.

Although this isn't pure country, it is country in how it sounds and feels, particularly in how it captures the stance and attitude of the modern woman, a part Twain plays to the hilt. It's so exquisitely crafted from the songs to the sound that it's not only an instant pleasure, it's a sustaining one.

Check out the tracks: Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?”; “Any Man Of Mine” and “No One Needs To Know”.

Now available on vinyl for the very first time!

This LP Record is Reissued on 120 Gram Black Vinyl, pressed in the USA.

(602557010275)

Tracklisting:

 

Title

Time

A1

Home Ain’t Where The Heart Is (Anymore)

4:12

A2

Any Man Of Mine

4:07

A3

Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?

4:25

A4

(If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here!

4:30

A5

The Woman In Me (Needs The Man In You)

4:50

A6

Is There Life After Love?

4:39

B1

If It Don’t Take Two

3:40

B2

You Win My Love

4:26

B3

Raining On Our Love

4:38

B4

Leaving Is The Only Way Out

4:07

B5

No One Needs To Know

3:04

B6

God Bless The Child

1:30

SKU 602557010275
Record Label Mercury Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number B0025305-01
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 14 October 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 07 February 1995
Barcode # 602557010275
Shipping Weight 0.2300kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 120 Gram Black Vinyl, Reissue, Released on Vinyl for the Very First Time!
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Country
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Country Rock
Format VINYL LP

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