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Gene Watson has been singing professionally since the late 1950s & has been a country music (album) recording artist since the late 1960s.
Gene Watson steps into a recording studio and, like a great chef, uses the perfect ingredients to create an aural feast. When Gene Watson takes a step behind the microphone, magic happens.
Gene Watson's contribution to the country music genre is immeasurable and it is here that you have an opportunity to read reviews of Gene Watson's albums, as published in Country Music People.
Country Music People is the United Kingdom's No. 1 Award Winning Country Music Magazine, and was the recipient of the Country Music Association's 2003 Wesley Rose International Achievement Award.
Country Music People was first published in 1970 and protects its integrity fiercely. The magazine has always brought its readers detailed, honest record reviews untainted by advertising considerations, as well as genuine interviews with country stars that are not faked from interview discs sent out by publicists and record labels.
Country Music People have long ago nailed its colours to the mast where Gene Watson is concerned. The magazine has rigorously championed Gene's cause down through the years and have published a number of reviews of his album releases.
All reviews have been reproduced with the kind permission of Country Music People.
This review by Alan Cackett, which was published in the December 1981 issue of Country Music People, is reproduced here with the kind permission of the publishers.
Album Review by Alan Cackett
(**** out of 5)
'Watson re-affirms his reputation as one of the finest country singers with this album containing a wide variety of songs. He tackles them with a straight-forward interpretation and innocence that leaves nothing to the imagination.
The title tune sets the mood for the album; slow, moody, soulful. That track also establishes the basic musical pattern of the album; acoustic guitars dominating with the electric instruments lending colour and occasionally coming forward to take the lead as they do quite effectively on 'Speak Softly (You're Talking To My Heart)'.
On 'Til Melinda Comes Around', a Glenn Ray song about a man's temptation with a former lover, and Buzz Rabin's 'Roads And Other Reasons', Watson proves he can handle soft and sensuous ballads as well as the hard country songs that initially established him. His singing throughout is superb, brilliantly recorded and in perfect unison with the backing sounds. All in all, soft and pleasant fine country music'.
Country Music People