Highly Anticipated First Album Together On 180g Vinyl LP!
The best relationships between singers are symbiotic yet mystical. They bear
the demands of the song and revolve around what it needs without discussion.
Whether it's a shared sixth sense or finely tuned intuition, no one has to ask
who takes what part. It doesn't matter anyway they are of equal importance
when two voices nestle seamlessly into a melody, almost imperceptibly gliding
across each other when it's time to switch. It's not a trick but a sacred dance.
Sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer, now with twenty-four albums and Grammy,
Oscar, and many other kinds of awards and nominations between them, share that
kind of transcendent musical bond. Its as deep, haunting, knowing, and
beautiful as the Alabama woods they once called home. Both sang as soon as they
could form words, but music is the only language they have ever needed to
communicate with and understand each other. Not Dark Yet offers a glimpse into
that understanding for the first time and finally, after years of trying to get
it made, at the right time.
Produced by Teddy Thompson and recorded in Los Angeles during the summer of
2016, the album provides a potent look at their individual and collective
artistry through eclectic song choices from writers ranging from the Louvin
Brothers, Nick Cave, Kurt Cobain, and back to Jessie Colter. Shelby and Allison
wrap their arms around the past, plant their feet in the present, and nod toward
what's around the bend with a co-written "Is It Too Much," to close out the
Not Dark Yet is not a duet record. It is no ordinary collaboration. It is not a
creation, but rather a celebration of something that has always been, two voices
becoming one and finding home within each other.
"For the latest release from their hotly anticipated first-ever collaborative
LP, Not Dark Yet, sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer channel the close
harmony of Country Music Hall of Fame legends the Louvin Brothers on 'Every Time
You Leave.' But instead of the bluesy, near-rock & roll treatment given to the
brothers' 1961 original, the sisters' piano-driven arrangement, with Lynne on
lead vocal and Moorer contributing harmony throughout, plots the song's
thoroughly dysfunctional relationship with soulful poignancy." - Stephen L.
Betts, Rolling Stone
"The title track on their upcoming album Not Dark Yet is one of Dylan's most
powerful ballads the gentle elucidation of despair that was at the center of
that 1998 resurgence. Dylan's original is a desert version of country blues, his
singing dusty and a bit wry, its musical bed marked by a gentle Western drift.
Lynne and Moorer take a more searching approach, anchored in Benmont Tench's
gospel-inspired organ. Seamlessly exchanging verses these two voices share
such a deep genetic imprint that it can be hard to tell them apart Lynne and
Moorer communicate how resilience develops from the admission of vulnerability.
'Not Dark Yet' is a highlight on an album whose collaborative spirit is rooted
in a shared desire to push, with the utmost grace, against confining musical
categories." - Ann Powers, NPR
180g Vinyl LP
First album together
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1. My List - The Killers
2. Every Time You Leave - The Louvin Brothers
3. Not Dark Yet - Bob Dylan
4. I'm Looking For Blue Eyes - Jessi Colter
5. Lungs - Townes Van Zandt
6. The Color Of A Cloudy Day - Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires Side B:
1. Silver Wings - Merle Haggard
2. Into My Arms - Nick Cave
3. Lithium - Kurt Cobain
4. Is It Too Much - Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer