With so many singers around these days, it is rare to find one that is truly distinctive, but Vince’s superb tenor voice is unlike any other in country music. This collection covers the period from 1990 to 1993, when he was at the peak of his career. Actually, his peak lasted a little longer - one more album (When love finds you), after which Vince continued to make great albums without ever achieving the same level of success.
The first three tracks, Never alone, Never knew lonely and When I call your name are taken from his first MCA album, When I call your name. It is still my favorite original album of Vince’s music. A big disappointment for me is the omission of Oklahoma swing, a duet with Reba McEntire that was a top five country hit - big enough to qualify for this collection.
Those three tracks are followed by four tracks from Vince’s second MCA album, Pocket full of gold, another brilliant album. Then comes a duet with Reba, The heart won’t lie. It was originally released on Reba’s album, It’s your call, but not on any of Vince’s original albums. It is a wonderful song, even if I still prefer their earlier duet.
Next come five tracks from Vince’s third MCA album, I still believe in you. Some say that was his best original album and it’s not difficult to see why. Actually, there’s not much to choose between all Vince’s albums - they were all of a consistently high quality.
Completing this outstanding collection are I can’t tell you why, a song that Vince recorded for the Eagles tribute album Common thread, and I will always love you, a duet with Dolly that first appeared on her Something special album.