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Old Yellow Moon

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Nonesuch 2013

Review by David Bowling

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell have traveled back in time to create an album of old time country music. Harris has one of the sweetest voices in country music while Crowell is pure twang. It may seem they are somewhat of a miss-match but on Old Yellow Moon they meld together to create a beautiful sound.

The songs travel in different directions but form a cohesive whole. There is the country swing of “Hanging Up My Heart” and the acoustic “Spanish Dancer,” which is propelled by Harris’ voice. “Chase The Feeling” has a blues foundation and comes very close to rock and roll. “Bluebird Wine” is another swinging tune with wonderful harmonies. “Dreaming My Dreams” finds them trading lead vocals before joining together in unison.

Old Yellow Moon has the feel of two old friends just hanging out. It is a comfortable album that shines night or day.

Rating: ***1/2

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