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★★★★★ Five Stars great album Yeung Cho Wing ( UK ) on Sat 11th Jun, 2016

★★★★★ The Long Way To Perfection Amazing record from the first to the last note. So great it swept the 2007 Grammy's night in all major categories and no accomplishment has ever been more deserved. "Taking the long way" is Dixie Chicks' "Hotel California", the pinnacle of a spectacular career that took the 3 ladies from Texas to make a huge standing point in the country-rock field. "Not ready to make nice" still stands as one of the most intense, personal, provocative,clever songs of the last 10 years and its larger than life message is still resounding to these days.Too bad that was the last record the Chicks made together, contemporary music is desperately in need of such passion and talent nowadays. trueblue74 ( UK ) on Mon 22nd Feb, 2016

★★★★★ Dixie Chix haven't even heard this yet . . . but it gonna be az gd az their other offeringz . . . saw them at nec and despite the poor accoustix they were great . . . can play sing and write gd stuff . . . . ace girlz ddantz ( UK ) on Fri 19th Feb, 2016

★★★★★ Not A Bad Way It's was a tough few years for the Dixie Chicks following the release of their third album, "Home". Not long after it was released, singer Natalie Maines made comments against President Bush and the war in Iraq. As a result, people started burning their CDs, slinging insults at the group and threatening to boycott their records and gigs.As country fans turned their backs on the Dixie Chicks, they took a new musical direction in an effort to widen and increase their fan base. The new album is produce by Rick Rubin, better known for working in other fields, having produced artists as far apart on the musical spectrum as Jay-Z and Slipknot. What he's not known for is producing country music, although he did work with Johnny Cash. It seemed that the Dixie Chicks, having put out their most country music influenced album in "Home", were now following a similar route as Shania Twain did with "Come On Over" and trying to get more fans from other genres. How successful this might be will depend on the quality of the music.In terms of the musical influences, this is the Dixie Chicks most wide ranging album, touching upon areas they haven't really gone before, edging their usual pop-country sound with rock, gospel and folk influences. Despite this variation of sound, this is very much a ballad led album, far more so than any of the previous releases. For those who enjoy relaxing and listening to down tempo songs, this may be ideal, but I do prefer an album that mixes things up a little and keeps you awake and guessing a little.This is also the longest of the Dixie Chicks studio albums and the repetitive nature of it does make it feel a lot longer than it is. Whilst this might be a good thing in terms of value for the money you pay, it does outstay its welcome a little bit. It is a decent album and the songs themselves are very well done, but without the great variation in styles as on their previous albums, it does become a little wearing and therefore isn't as good as it could have been.This may appeal to people who aren't normally country fans as such, but do like middle of the road pop music with a little extra edge. Fans of Sheryl Crow, the Corrs and Crowded House may not find anything too different here that it will become offensive. Fans of traditional country music, however, may not be quite as impressed and fans of the Dixie Chicks may not necessarily appreciate the slight change of direction that this album represents.If you're a slight fan of either the Dixie Chicks or any of the groups mentioned, it's an album that won't go on constant play, as it's not good enough as a whole. In parts, however, it's good enough that it shouldn't be missed.This review may also appear, in whole or in part, under my name at any or all of www.ciao.co.uk, www.thebookbag.co.uk, www.goodreads.com, www.amazon.co.uk and www.dooyoo.co.uk Mr. Iain R. Wear ( UK ) on Sun 24th Jan, 2016

★★★★★ Five Stars A great album Pa Broon ( UK ) on Tue 12th Jan, 2016

★★★★ Case A Little Scruffy But CD Perfect Thank You Very Much fast delivery , well wrapped , case a little scruffy but CD perfect thank you very much. Mr. C. ( UK ) on Mon 4th Jan, 2016

★★★★★ Five Stars Very good album. Looking forward to their tour to hear it live. julie ( UK ) on Tue 22nd Dec, 2015

★★★★ In Fact, A Classy Swan Song "Taking The Long Way" was recorded after the furore fuelled by a part of country music industry and audience. The controversy started in 2003, when singer Natalie Maines told audience in London, England, on the eve of war in Iraq, that she is ashamed of hailing from the same state as the then US President George W. Bush. The wave of "patriotism" subsequently turned the most successful female country music group into outcasts.While now we know that the entire war in Iraq was truly based on dubious reasons and arguments, with this 2006 album Dixie Chicks truly redeemed themselves also in a musical sense. Together with producer Rick Rubin they created a classy record, in which especially the first half is full of killer songs, drawing from pop and rock as much as from country. These include the Grammy winner Song and Record of the year, "Not Ready To Make Nice", "Everybody Knows" (the entire album was also voted Album of the Year), and others. It cannot be said, though, that this record is the Chick's best - all their albums since the 1998 breakthrough "Wide Open Spaces" are very strong.Interestingly enough, and also evident from the movie "Shut Up And Sing" (shot during their reeling from controversy), the Chicks' career was during the hectic years 2003-2005 already taking emotional and physical toll on them. Thus, it comes as no major surprise that this is their last regular album. Natalie Maines has now gone solo, while Robison sisters are known as Court Yard Hounds in 2013.Still, "Taking The Long Way" will long stand as a testimony to the group's resilience, excellent musicianship and fight against mistaken patriotism. Antonio Robert ( UK ) on Sun 20th Dec, 2015

★★★★★ Beautiful Collection "Taking The Long Way "is a beautiful collection of Dixie Chicks songs. They have combined country and bluegrass to create their own distinctive sound. Paul Moskowitz ( US ) on Fri 4th Dec, 2015

★★★★★ Amazing! I enjoyed this so much I have purchased it as a gift for several close friends. The lyrics are great, the music wonderful. I can't find my copy after moving so I bought it again... wastudiomom ( US ) on Thu 26th Nov, 2015

★★★★★ Perfect Return Album Their best so far and said perfectly with music. Had to listen again after loosing the original in the Valley Fire 2015. Go Chicks!! Sandi ( US ) on Tue 24th Nov, 2015

★★★★★ Five Stars great cd love it Erica Jackson ( US ) on Thu 19th Nov, 2015

★★★★★ Recommended I really like this album, especially the track "Silent House". Red Rose ( UK ) on Thu 19th Nov, 2015

★★★★★ Awesome As Always-just Found Out You Will Tour In 2016...Sooooo HAPPY!!! MISS YOU!!! Awesome as always!!! Pougizma ( US ) on Tue 17th Nov, 2015

★★★★★ Too Bad That I Don't Hear Them Anymore I bought this CD to show my support to Dixie Chicks.I admire their spirits and guts.Too bad that I don't hear them anymore. My best wishes to them. Y. McKenzie ( US ) on Tue 20th Oct, 2015

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