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Ricks Road

18 Sept. 1995 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1993
  • Release Date: 18 Sept. 1995
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Copyright: (C) 1993 Mercury Records Limited
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  • Total Length: 46:36
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  • ASIN: B001KW6RCC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,470 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By "stuart2003" on 7 July 2002
Format: Audio CD
I am 21 now, and from cradle to grave, I don't think I will find an album better than this. Let us now try to be more objective, shall we...
No two tracks sound the same, yet there is a coherence in the record which makes it compelling listening from the breezy opening of So Called Friend to the winding down of the record that is Winter's End. What gels this record together is Sharleen Spiteri's vocals, the raw energy and power that those with just White on Blonde and The Hush in their collection would have only heard on the stunning 'Put Your Arms Around Me'. Whilst it is immediate why these two albums were extremely well received, this album although more off-beat than these is commercial enough to have paved its own path, wondering why the reinvention in 1997 was ever necessary.
Rick's Road was successful in France, yet failed to make an impact in the UK. The 'pop' music to be found on 'White on Blonde' and 'The Hush' would obviously give Texas a much larger fan base, making them more accessible to the masses. In contrast, all the tracks on Rick's Road would come under the genre of soft rock, yet this description would do the variety and distinctiveness of the songs a huge disservice.
The standout tracks are perhaps the ballads 'Listen To Me', 'So In Love With You' and 'I've Been Missing You', but this would merely imply that there are weaker moments, flaws or failings. This would be unfair, at best. The power and strength of Spiteri's vocals comes to the fore on these tracks, whilst in general many big ballads can grind, these are huge, 'huge' vocally, but not over the top or pretentious.
Lyrically, the album does not disappoint, these lyrics would have been masterpieces on their own without there ever being the need to fit them to music.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael Nicholl on 6 Jun. 2009
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There was a time when Texas were a credible rock band producing great music before they became commercial. This album, along with their earlier album Southside, demonstrates how great they could have been, and once were. I don't think there is a bad track on this cd, and if you are into good rock music with well structured songs, then you will enjoy this one. Possibly one of the finest groups to come out of Scotland after The Waterboys.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By dangermash on 2 Jun. 2009
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I do like this early Texas stuff. Southside was class. But to me the next two albums are better - that's Mothers Heaven and Rick's Road. Both bluesy, both with catchy tunes. No hesitation in recomending these to blues fans. Texas fans that only came in at the White on Blonde stage might not get what they expected though.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Oct. 2003
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It has only been the last few years that I've taken to Texas. And the only CD I have by them is their Greatest Hits. Having said that, because of their Greatest Hits album, I do want the latest album "Careful what you wish for". I decided to buy this one first because it was cheaper, plus there were rave reviews on Amazon.
In some ways, I am in two minds about this album. It certainly shows Texas as they were before they had their hit "Say what you want" and they became more commercialised. While it is a good album, without the strong pop influence, it shows why it took a back seat to other artists around at the time.
My favourite song from the album is the closing song, "Winter's End". It is just beautiful - Texas at their best.
If you have not really listened to their music before, I suggest that you start with White on Blonde or The Hush, even the Greatest Hits. But this is certainly worth spending the time to listen to also.
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This is Texas at there best ,great bluesy rock. This album along with Southside and Mothers Heavan,are must buys. Not shure about ther new stuff,they have lost there bluesy twang,which kills it for me.
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