Still firmly set on the bluegrass and banjo path that has resulted in her recent renaissance recordings -- The Grass Is Blue, Little Sparrow and Halos and Horns — Dolly goes after many of her favorite songs from the 60's.
Those of us who have leapt from the classic rock bandwidth will enjoy the new life she brings to these standards. Sure she trips horribly all over Lennon's Imagine and comes too close to schtick (even by her own standards) on Twelfth of Never, but Those Were The Days, Me and Bobby McGee, If I Were A Carpenter, The Cruel War and (believe it or not) Crimson and Clover sparkle with the lady's special wit, artistry and sincerity. Special guests abound, including Mary Hopkin, Porter Wagoner, Tommy James, Norah Jones, Mindy Smith, Kris Kristofferson, Alison Krauss, Nickel Creek and Dan Tyminski.
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