Sing: Chapter 1 (2009) Wy doesn't elevate the American songbook on Sing: Chapter 1 , an album of covers, so much as knock it unconscious. The frisky New Orleans… 2009-02-03 Wynonna Country
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Sing: Chapter 1 (2009)

Wynonna | Wayward Wynonna: The country singer's take on American standards fails to connect
Wayward Wynonna: The country singer's take on American standards fails to connect
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Feb 03, 2009; Lead Performance: Wynonna; Genre: Country

Wy doesn't elevate the American songbook on Sing: Chapter 1, an album of covers, so much as knock it unconscious. The frisky New Orleans jazz of ''That's How Rhythm Was Born'' and ''Women Be Wise'' may be A-OK, but once the arrangements can no longer match her vocals — beware those lugubrious strings! — everything collapses. Worse, there's just nothing new or fresh about the way she's flogging these favorites. And honestly, haven't songs like ''When I Fall in Love'' suffered enough? C

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Originally posted Feb 04, 2009 Published in issue #1034 Feb 13, 2009 Order article reprints