Alison Krauss- A Hundred Miles or More: Live from the Tracking Room   Leave a comment


Alison Krauss

A Hundred Miles or More: Live from the Tracking Room

Rounder

 

On this DVD, the bluegrass chanteuse performs a number of tracks from her successful compilation of last year. Joining Krauss for these live, in-studio takes are James Taylor (How’s the World Treating You), Brad Paisley (Whiskey Lullaby), John Waite (Lay Down Beside Me) and Tony Rice (Shadows and Sawing on the Strings), reprising their roles in duet with or supporting the now legendary singer. The boys from Union Station are on hand, as are Sam Bush and Stuart Duncan.

 

Personally, I find the numbers with Taylor and Waite sleepy, but the balance more than makes up for them. The dreadfully impacting Jacob’s Dream is the showstopper.

 

Watching (and listening to) the members of Union Station play up close is awe inspiring. The sound quality is impressive, the camera work intimate, and the visuals beautifully framed. While the show doesn’t have a lot of jump, the quality of the performances is striking. Created for broadcast, the relaxed set runs under an hour, with interviews fleshing out an experience that transcends bluegrass.

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