Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
Submitted by SteveT on 29 March 2013 - 11:35am
What's it called?:
Old Yellow Moon
What does it sound like?:
Give this album time to breathe and you will be rewarded with abundant riches. It starts off with a couple of upbeat songs but then there are a couple of sublime ballads Spanish Dancer and the stunning Back when we were beautiful. There are times when the most distinctive female voice in country doesn't sound like the most distinctive female voice in country notably on Black Caffeine which sounds like it could be an outtake from Raising Sand. It is clear that Emmylou and Rodney are comfortable in their older bodies and gratifying that they are reaching out to our generation with this music.
What does it all *mean*?:
Played together 40 years ago and still friends and still have that almost telepathic understanding of where each others voices should be in the song. Emmylou is still the voice that other country ladies aspire to.
Goes well with …:
A quiet night in with someone close to snuggle up to. Not quite pipe and slippers music but very soothing.
Might suit people who like …:
Good singing. This and the Bonnie Prince Billy/Dawn McCarthy albums are similar in feel and highlights of what promises to be a very good year for new releases.