“Lost in the Feeling”
Written by Lewis Anderson
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
August 12, 1983
Yes, that’s a pre-stardom Naomi Judd on the front cover of Conway Twitty’s Lost in the Feeling album. She’s on the banner image too, which served as the same album’s back cover.
Perhaps she’s whispering something about her prodigious daughter and their duo act that would eventually land them in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
But there’s another Hall of Famer guesting on this record, and his presence is incredibly impactful. Ricky Skaggs provides a fantastic harmony track that helps to make this one of the most traditional country records of Conway Twitty’s distinguished career.
The song itself is gorgeous, and Twitty’s vocals are beyond reproach. But it’s really the arrangement that takes this from great to classic. Twitty’s vocal is crystal clear and surrounded by delicate acoustic instrumentation. The steel guitar gives the entire record such warmth. T
Do I have to tell you this sonic joy was produced by Jimmy Bowen? Just wait until he gets these guys playing with Reba McEntire next year.
“Lost in the Feeling” gets an A.
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