Trisha Yearwood

Let's Be Frank

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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Let's Be Frank isn't precisely the kind of comeback most observers would've expected from Trisha Yearwood. After a 12-year hiatus -- a break interrupted only by the 2016 release of Christmas Together, a duet album with her husband, Garth Brooks -- Yearwood returned with a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Assembling a well-balanced songbook drawing equally from saloon songs, ring-a-ding-ding swingers, and standards, Yearwood doesn't pick many obscure tunes, nor does she radically reinterpret the original arrangements, but she doesn't mimic Frank. Supported by a lush orchestra, she belts out the standards with aplomb, achieving a balance between crooner and diva, which is enough to give this familiar-sounding album a sense of personal identity.

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