Bernadette

'You Go Girl!'

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You Go Girl
I'd Choose You Again

©2000 Rosebud Records

Track Listing

Until Forever's Gone; We Can't Love Well Enough Alone; Verification Of Termination; You Go Girl; All By My Lonesome; Sally Gardens; I'd Choose You Again; Silence Is King; Where Do I Stand Before I Fall; Daddy Laid The Blues On Me; Love Me Tender Again; I'll Be Faithful To You; Down That Road

Bernadette was born in Ireland and by the age of fourteen she was already singing with local bands. Aged twenty she moved to England and formed her own band.

She gained chart successes in Europe and eventually toured California for 3 years but still only charted in Europe, so eventually she and two friends decided to move to Nashville and she signed up with Rosebud Records in 1999. She has had many songs on radio sampler Macountry volumes, and fares quite well in Nashville, but American airings still elude her and the European charts are still her main success.

I class the album as the easy listening type of country, but must admit I felt that a couple of the tracks were a little out of place especially if the album is meant to attract American interest. Bernadette has a lovely voice and confidence oozes through all the tracks, supported by excellent musicians, on this well produced album.

My favourite tracks are "I'd Choose You Again", but what song would fail when the credits read Paul Overstreet & Don Shlitz, and "Daddy Laid The Blues On Me". I would have liked to have heard a few more upbeat numbers in order to give the album a little more balance and although there are songs by good established writers, I feel that it still has that British sound about it.

It will attract more interest in Europe than the States, but nonetheless, quite a pleasant album.

Websites: www.rosebudrecords.com & www.bernadettesings.net

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Reviewed by Don Hay for Metro Country

E mail: don@metrocountry.co.uk