The Bottom Line
- Never Alone
- "Oklahoma Swing (A Duet with Reba McEntire)
- When I Call Your Name
- 7 of 10 Songs written or co-written by Vince.
- Won Vince his first Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal with the title track.
- Released in 1989 by MCA Records.
Guide Review - Vince Gill - When I Call Your Name
The first single from the collection was Never Alone. It was a nice bridge from RCA to MCA for Vince. The next single was the duet with Reba McEntire: Oklahoma Swing. Its a playful piece of country dance music that is as vital 15 years later as it was back then. The third single is the one that proclaimed Vince a star. The song was the title track and one of Vinces earliest number one hits. Never Knew Lonely is the surprise hit on the record. An earlier recording of the song was found on one of Vinces RCA albums and the one presented her is gussied up a bit while still conveying the feeling of a father who feels guilty and lonely when away from his young family for long periods of time. Of the album tracks both Rita Ballou and Sight For Sore Eyes stand out.
This was a historically popular album. Its an album which, like most all of Vinces work, really stands out, despite it being over 15 years old now. Its one that should be in any country fans collection.