CD review: The Mavericks “In Time”

The Nashville, Tenn.-based band's reunion after an eight-year hiatus offers a welcome balm for country fans weary of the format's current obsession with party-hearty Southern arena rock.
Oklahoman Published: March 8, 2013

Malo channels Roy Orbison with the retro-pop “Born to Be Blue,” while the sorrowful waltzes “In Another's Arms” and “Forgive Me” let him unleash his inner crooner. Someone please send Quentin Tarantino a copy of “Come Unto Me,” because the dusty ballad just belongs in a really great spaghetti Western. The Spanish-language reprise “Ven Hacia Mi” actually manages to get even sexier and more sweeping. The Mavericks also bring a grand cinematic scope to the album's most epic track, the 8 ½-minute “(Call Me) When You Get to Heaven,” featuring the appropriately angelic guest vocals of the McCrary Sisters.

Brandy McDonnell

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more...
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