Shania Twain has announced a special 25th anniversary reissue of her star-making sophomore album The Woman in Me. The Diamond Edition will be available as an LP, or in two-CD or three-CD packages on October 2nd.
Twain made her debut with an eponymous 1993 record. She didn’t write or co-write any of the tracks, and not coincidentally, it was something of a flop. But it did attract the interest of Robert John “Mutt” Lange, who at the time was best known for shepherding Def Leppard to their greatest commercial success on Hysteria. Together, Twain and Lange would embark on one of the great partnerships in country songwriting history, as well more than 16 years of marriage.
The Woman in Me not only spawned Twain’s first number-one country hit, it produced three more songs that would also top the chart. Now, the album that gave us such classics as “Any Man of Mine”, “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?”, and “(If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here!” has been given a fresh mix and a whole host of bonus features. The vinyl edition has merely been remastered, though it’s also available in a limited-edition color variant. The two-CD package adds in a live set from Las Vegas, as well as a slew of alternate takes. But completists will gravitate towards the three-CD set, which comes with the “Shania Vocal Mix” featuring early takes of 11 songs from almost a year before the album’s release. No matter which you choose, you’ll get photographs from John Derek, Albert Sanchez, Mark Tucker, Bo Derek, and Alexander E. Harbaugh, as well as a 3,000-word essay by Eve Barlow.
To help her fans make up their minds, Twain has re-released “Any Man of Mine” as a single with three versions: “Remastered”, “Live from Vegas”, and “Shania Vocal Mix”. Listen to these updated versions, and check out the full tracklists for the reissues, below.
The Woman in Me: Diamond Edition Artwork:
August 15, 2020