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Fell short of my expectations
Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2000
I liked the Dixie Chick's video "Ready to Run" the title cut on this album, and given its sales success, thought I'd give "Fly" a try. Unfortunately, this one is going straight to the garage sale. There are two good cuts -- "Run" and "Cowboy Take Me Away" -- which, coincidently, are the Chicks' two most recent videos. The rest of the album is whine-y. It isn't that the Chicks aren't capable of nice harmonizing, it's that the material on "Fly" doesn't show that off. A more capable producer, and maybe less rush to put out an album, might have avoided that. The Chicks sound great on "Rolly Poly" on "Ride with Bob," the new CD by "Asleep at the Wheel" so they can hit the mark with ease. Hopefully, they will next time.