This 1998 Lorrie Morgan offering, Secret Love, is dedicated to her late father. The songs you'll find on this album aren't the normal country fare fans might expect from Morgan. That doesn't mean it's not worth a listen, or maybe a number of them. As always, her voice and emotional delivery are up to the test, even for old ballads and standards. It helps that she had the backing of some top instrumental artists, along with the Nashville String Machine. Secret Love was a career risk for Lorrie Morgan. It meant moving out of the comfort zone that country fans held her in and taking a step away from all of the success she had in one genre to try a new one. It seems she gambled and won. This album is filled with classic romantic numbers, many from the '50s and earlier, including such songs as "Fly Me to the Moon," "Good Morning Heartache," "Once Upon a Time," "I've Got the World on a String," and "My Foolish Heart." Secret Love makes a great accompaniment to candlelight and dinner for two.
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AllMusic Review by Charlotte Dillon