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Fantastic value and 2 albums on CD for first time!
on 3 September 2013
I don't think Evangeline or Thirtenn have ever been released on CD before so I have bought this package for those 2 albums and they alone would be worth the price. However, you get 5 albums by this wonderful singer for a super price. The classic Roses in the Snow is the best of the albums and wonderful performances in a bluegrass style. Simply superb. Whites Shoes is a rock effort which is very stylish and has some great tracks. including Drivin' Wheel and In My Dreams. Very good. Cimarron is not one of her better known albums but it should be. Fantastic tracks include Rose of Cimarron, If I needed You (a duet with Don Williams) and a cover of Springsteen's The Price You Pay. Simply superb and Emmylou at her best. Now to the 2 rarely if ever released on CD albums. Evangeline......the first track I ever heard Emmylou sing was her brilliant cover of Bad Moon Rising.......there is a duet with Waylon on Spanish Johnny and lots of other good songs although I am not sure Mister Sandman fits this album (50s pop?). Perhaps not her best but still very good and well worth a listen. Thirteen is another much ignored of her albums and I have never understood why because I think it is very very good. Her duet with John Anderson on Just Someone I used to know is brilliant. Mystery Train has a great rhythm. Her cover of Today I started loving you is excellent and she also covers the toe tapping cajun Laccasine Special. This 5 albums cover pop, rock, honky tonk, country rock, rock, bluegrass, cajun, country in a style in which only Emmylou can sing. She is convincing in whatever she sings and very versatile. She makes cover songs her own. She sings some great origianl amterial. Her band throughout is superb. Volume 1 of this set is brilliant.....Volume 2 is a great follow up and is a fantastic listen and is fantastic value. For those of who love great music. Very highly recommended.