Five classic artist albums. Nice and simple, no frills just great music! Includes (1971), (1971), (1972), (1974) and (1975). A fantastic value collection of at her absolute best. The album that made her famous was , which together wirh and form the absolute peak of her songwriting and performing prowess. No songwriter, even at this truly great time, could surpass the honesty and intimacy of her lyrics, and any listener will find aspects of their own life in her songs. simply a genius.
Helmed by T-Bone Burnett and Craig Street, the soundtrack to the music-intensive TV crime drama series gets ultra-hip artists to cover songs not necessarily associated with them—all with eerie musical backgrounds that match the program's tone. Unfortunately, the intriguing concept fares better on the small screen than on the big speaker, as artists like Richard Thompson, Lucinda Williams, and Joe Henry, among others, get lost in a uniformly listless production. Exceptions are Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman's original instrumental "Crossing Jordan Themes," the Holmes Brothers' take on Blind Willie Johnson's "You're Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond," and Alison Krauss' tackling of Blind Faith's "Can't Find My Way Home." Series star Jill Hennessy debuts with Tom Waits' "You're Innocent When You Dream" and Bob Dylan's "It's all Over Now, Baby Blue" and acquits herself well enough.