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Classic Rewind: Reba McEntire – ‘Sweet Dreams’

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8 responses to “Classic Rewind: Reba McEntire – ‘Sweet Dreams’

  1. Caroline August 16, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Love this performance. I’m not always in the mood for the orchestrations on the cut from the Out of a Dream album. But I never get tired of hearing Reba sing Sweet Dreams a cappella. :)

  2. J.R. Journey August 16, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    This is a remarkable performance. You can also hear a very similar version on her Live album. It’s also a cappella, but just a bit longer. You can listen to it here. Those kind of performances are what solidified Reba’s position as the premier vocalist of all time for me.

  3. Meg August 16, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Sigh – heaven! Haven’t seen this version — wonderful! Love the Live album version (agree with you on the recorded version, Caroline), but always adds something to see her sing something! Listening to Reba you think, “It just can’t get any better than this.” And then you see her perform…!

  4. Paul W Dennis August 16, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Although Don Gibson wrote the song, the original hit (and still the best version of the song) was by Faron Young. Second best version was Patsy Cline – hearing Reba sing this has always made me cringe.

    What’s really annoying is that she recorded a fairly good version of the song in 1979 on her OUT OF A DREAM album.

    I have always hated this rendition of the song, and felt hugely disappointed with her live album – I would love to hear the “old” Reba do a live album – the artist that the great Red Steagall believed in, not the current pop fop.

  5. Erik August 17, 2009 at 9:10 am

    I too think that Reba’s vocals can be a bit much on the live version, but her 1979 one is just fine.

  6. Erik August 17, 2009 at 9:12 am

    That being said, I think Patsy Cline overdoes it too, so Reba isn’t alone.

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