Sissy Spacek – “Hangin’ Up My Heart”

The Sleeve:
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The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
None.

Personal Review:
 So, Sissy Spacek just so happens to be one of my favorite actresses, she was absolutely amazing in “Carrie” and “The Coal Miners Daughter” (which is what inspired her to do this album).

 The album opens with the title track “Hangin’ Up My Heart” and although it is a little faster paced for me, Sissy doesn’t have a bad voice at all. You really wouldn’t think this was the girl who killed John Travolta in “Carrie” singing if you didn’t know her by name, but it’s not bad. I like the guitar playing. It’s kind of a long song. Then after that comes a personal favorite song of mine, “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You” and it’s not that bad, I feel they could go without the use of a certain instrument, but Sissy’s vocals aren’t bad. I do find her country is a little blah. After that comes “He Don’t Know Me” and we’re starting to get that 80’s pop sound, which is really weird on a country album. I’ve never heard a country song quite like this. This is a really weird song. After that we seem to go back to that country sound with the song “Lonely But Only for You” and I’m not quite sure how I feel about this song, the musicianship is off, and it’s not overly awful, just the song seems a bit off, and it’s really hard to explain. After that the song “This Time I’m Gonna Beat You to the Truck” and I’m not really sure how to take this song, like it’s a song about her taking the truck, but it’s all happy and upbeat.

 The B-Side opens with “Honky Tonkin’” and it’s not too bad, not my type of song, but hey, at least she can sing, and that is all that matters, right? I hope. After that comes the track “Old Home Town” and it starts off a little slow and quiet, but it’s a nice bit of soft quietness, nothing bad here. It’s not a bad track at all. After that comes “Smooth Talkin’ Daddy” and you know, I really thought this album was gonna be better than it actually was, I’m a little let down by this. After that we continue onto the song “If You Could Only See Me Now” and it’s not a bad song, the chorus really helps it, but the lyrics are a little juvenile sounding, not bad or anything, just throwing that out there. So all y’all know what I mean. After that we go onto the track “If I Can Just Get Through the Night” and it’s another song that isn’t all too bad, so a couple of good songs on this album. I do think Sissy is definitely a better actress than she is a singer.

Interesting Facts:
None.

Track Listing:
A1 – Hangin’ Up My Heart
A2 – Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
A3 – He Don’t Know Me
A4 – Lonely But for You Only
A5 – This Time I’m Gonna Beat You to the Truck

B1 – Honky Tonkin’
B2 – Old Home Town
B3 – Smooth Talkin’ Daddy
B4 – If You Could Only See Me Now
B5 – If I Can Just Get Through the Night

Label:
Atlantic America

Catalog Number:
79 01001

Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Produced by Rodney Crowell
Acoustic Guitar, Strings Arranged, Bass & Conductor Strings – Emory Gordy
Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar & Electric Guitar – Vince Gill
Backing Vocals – Barbara Bennett, Linda Dillard, Rosanne Cash, Rosemary Butler & Sissy Spacek
Drums – Larry London
12 String Electric Guitar – Richard Bennett
Electric Guitar & Steel Guitar – Hank DeVito
Engineer – Bradley Hartman
Fiddle & Mandolin – Johnny Gimble
Harmonica – Tommy Morgan
Lead Guitar – Reggie Young
Back Photography – John Bennett & Karen Bennett
Front Photography – Annie Leibovitz
Piano – David Briggs
Piano & Synthesizer – John Hobbs
Overdubs, Remix & Tracking – Donivan Cowart
Saxophone – Lee Allen

Other Albums I Own by Sissy Spacek:
None.

Other Albums I Own That Sissy Spacek Appears On:
The Coal Miners Daughter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”

Released:
1983

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