Some of the songs I had never heard before but all are great!!!For anybody who loves the angelic voice of Allison Krauss will enjoy this CD time and time again....
If I have one reason in not giving this CD 5 starts it would be the fact that their seems to be some "drive" missing.
As a bluegrass fan I enjoy a driving banjo and a strong mandolin rhythmn that seems to be missing on this recording.
Listening to this CD is just like closing your eyes at one of Alison's concerts. The background vocals are typically outstanding as Union Station shows why they are considered on of the best bands in bluegrass.
The Union Station sound is hard to describe, it is eclectic.
The crowd, more spellbound with every note, doesn't even breathe on "Ghost in This House" and nearly tears the place down on Dan Tyminski's voice-of-George Clooney showcase, "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow." But who could blame them?
It's only one highlight on an album of uncommon artistry, a moving testament to how good live music can be in the hands of world-class players.
Krauss plays fiddle straight out of blue grass and sings like a modern day joining of Dolly Parton and I’m not quite sure who, but closer to Judy Collins or maybe even Joni Mitchell. Douglas even has a solo spread: his rendition of “A Tribute to Peador O’Donnell” segues without break into an up tempo “Monkey Let the Hogs Out,” but it is his bent note echo phrases in the ensemble pieces that is a knockout.
Do you want to hear how good this group is together? “Oh, Atlanta” is a rouser, with Krauss singing, guitar solos (I think) by both guitarists and a short dobro break. Then comes Krauss singing the Appalachian spiritual “Down to the River to Pray.” She starts it alone.
They are country, bluegrass, traditional or newgrass depending on the song they are playing but they are always good.