The album was originally released in 1995, that also being the time she won the Album of the Year Award. 1996 saw her win the Grammy for Best Country Album. This power-packed, much accoladed album is back this year with three bonus tracks sung in Twain's twangy, southern, husky drawl, all for your listening pleasure.
Unlike "Come On Over" (released 1997), her last album, this one contains more slow tunes than fast ones, a few examples of which are the title song, "Home Ain't Where His Heart Is (Anymore)", "Raining On Our Love" and "Leaving Is The Only Way Out". All these speak of love, life and relationships gone wrong. For the saucier tracks flip to "Any Man Of Mine" - a song that has won the Single Of The Year award in 1995 from the Canadian Country Music Association. "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?" tackles the theme of infidelity hilariously; "If It Don't Take Two" states numerous reasons to stick together when in love; and "No One Needs To Know" is the quintessential country song that was part of the original sound track for the Hollywood Blockbuster "Twister" starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt.
Among the remixes done by John "Mutt" Lange, her co-writer and husband "(If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here" is snappy. Shania Twain has got confidence, attitude and chutzpah - and it comes through in her voice!
The album would make good campfire music. Though it may sound funny, just imagine - a cold night, tired limbs stretched out under a blanket of stars, the smell of burning logs and Shania Twain's voice crooning in your ear...This article was first published on 03 Jul 2000.