September 02, 1996 12:00 PM

Trisha Yearwood

Wlile not as satisfying as last year’s Thinkin’ About You, Year-wood’s latest batch of sass and sentiment is still a smooth brew. Year-wood continues to shine brightest on ballads. But she is almost as illuminating on the rockers. She wails through the title song (one of the album’s strongest) with such conviction that she could be channeling Wynonna. Ballad standouts include “I Need You,” about a longtime couple who have drifted apart emotionally, and “Maybe It’s Love,” featuring the ubiquitous Vince Gill on harmony. Their voices, two of the most refined in country, blend beautifully. Often compared to Linda Ronstadt, one of her idols, for her vocal luster, Yearwood should follow Ronstadt’s example and tackle pop standards. But until she goes torchin’, her twangin’ provides reason enough to cheer. (MCA Nashville)

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