July 19, 1982 12:00 PM


With her long brown hair and ability to deliver a lachrymose lyric, Sylvia is a natural competitor for Crystal Gayle. This album is a little more on the suffering side than her debut last year; it includes such tunes as I Feel Cheated, Not Tonight, Nobody and Sweet Yesterday. There’s also You’re a Legend in Your Own Mind, dedicated to producer Tom Collins, who usually works with Ronnie Milsap and has given Sylvia’s sound the same clean lines Milsap profits from so well. A high point is a song, I’ll Make It Right With You, dedicated to the late Patsy Cline, an early idol of Sylvia’s. The message of the album is a downer, but the performance is upper-class Nashville all the way.

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