A real gem! Loretta Lynn has always been one of country music's great singers, but on this album she transcends the often rigid boundaries of country music and lays down some great honky tonk, rock & roll tunes, as well as several convincing tear-swept ballads. "Trouble in Paradise," for one, is an amazingly melodic and gritty rocker that sounds like the lost song of the Stones' country catalogue, a perfect counterpart to "Dead Flowers" or "Torn & Frayed," and "I've Never Been This Far Before" perfectly evokes the anxiety of first love.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Kurutz