July 25, 2012
Shania Twain reached her creative peak on Up! , and it’s reflected in the singles released from that project.
Completely drenched in just the sweetest steel guitar, producer “Mutt” Lange manages to get a gorgeous pop sound out of the most country of instruments.
Yet it’s easy to overlook the instrumental perfection, thanks to what still stands as Twain’s finest vocal performance ever committed to tape. Even her most ardent fans had always praised her for vocal style more than range. But unless you were familiar with “Amneris’ Letter”, you’d never have suspected she could pull of something so dynamic.
A beautiful song, a powerful vocal performance, and so country by today’s standards that you can’t imagine country radio playing it now.
Written by Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
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