The 25th anniversary of Reba McEntire’s 1994 album Read My Mind will be marked by its first-ever appearance on vinyl by MCA Nashville/UMe on 6 December. The LP, the 18th studio release of her stellar career, went on to triple platinum status, reaching No. 2 on both the country and all-genre charts.
Produced by the star and longtime collaborator Tony Brown, it contained a slew of major hit singles including ‘Why Haven’t I Heard from You,’ ‘Till You Love Me,’ ‘The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter’ and ‘And Still.’ Bob DiPiero and Gary Burr’s ballad ‘Till You Love Me,’ indeed, became Reba’s first single ever to make the Billboard Hot 100. The record also became the launchpad for McEntire’s New York Times best-selling autobiography, Reba: My Story and her first NBC Television concert special. This was filmed during a 60-date-plus tour of the US and Canada.
The anniversary edition of Read My Mind will come in several expanded anniversary configurations. They include the new bonus track, a live performance of ‘And Still,’ which features Reba’s humorous story about filming the video for the song in Guatemala. The album will be available on both standard black vinyl and as a limited edition white vinyl pressing, available exclusively at Reba.com. It will also be released digitally and will make its first appearance CD for 12 years.
“I love every single song on this album,” writes McEntire in the new liner notes for the reissues, “and I am so proud that all these years later my fans still want to hear them in our live shows. A lot of the songs on this record have become career-defining songs for me. I can’t imagine doing a show now without the crowd singing along to ‘Why Haven’t I Heard From You.’
“There were also songs on this record, like the AIDS message song ‘She Thinks His Name Was John,’ that went beyond entertainment and hopefully affected some hearts and minds with a story that no one was talking about at the time. I am very proud to have been able to be the conduit for these incredible songs.”
The 25th anniversary editions of Read My Mind are released on 6 December. Scroll down for the tracklisting, and pre-order them here.
READ MY MIND 25th ANNIVERSARY EXPANDED EDITION VINYL TRACK LISTING
1. Everything That You Want
2. Read My Mind
3. I Won’t Stand In Line
4. I Wish That I Could Tell You
5. She Thinks His Name Was John
6. Why Haven’t I Heard From You
7. And Still
8. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
9. I Wouldn’t Wanna Be You
10. Till You Love Me
11. And Still (2019 Live Version)