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Not a patch on last album
on 8 June 2014
If the other reviewers think that this is Mary Chapin at her best I would suggest that they compare it with her last two albums "The age of miracles" released in 2010 or "The Calling" in 2007. They were both excellent and had a memorable mix of thoughtful and melancholic songs such as "Houston" and "Twilight", interspersed with more upbeat numbers like "I put my ring back on" which licks the list of mournful sons on this album to fits I'm afraid.
I'm so glad I checked out the tracks on Spotify first, before compounding the disappointment of hearing it by also wasting my money buying it.
I am truly a long time fan, and have every other album she's done since "Hometown Girl" in 1987, but I won't be buying this one.