Loveless picks up where she left off with the first
Mountain Soul CD with Mountain Soul 2. The
high lonesome sound of harmonies and old time acoustic
instruments. With the help of Nashville's finest "A"
call studio artists like Del and Ronnie McCoury, Bryan
Sutton, Loveless' husband on bass and Producer, Emory
Gordy Jr., Rob Ickes and Al Perkins round it out.
Loveless sings a set
of timeless songs with a real live feel and a heart full
"Busted" (Harlan Howard) is the opener, an upbeat song
about getting the axe, she sings with a joyful heart.
"Half Over You" (Karen Staley) is a
classic slow heart breaker, "No place is so lonely as
bein' half over you". This is a killer with some
great steel by Al Perkins.
"Prisoner's Tears" (Henderson, Irwin,
Wilson) - Another heart-melter about being in jail with
analogies of other types of sentences. More hot steel by
Al Perkins and Dobro by Ickes, love the thumpin' bass by
Mike Bab. What a great melody and bunch of hooks this
This music gets in
you, Loveless seems a lot happier in her delivery on
this CD than in times past.
"Working On A
Building" (tra, gospel) Great acoustic song with help by
the McCourys on vocals. More strong mountain soul.
"Friends In Gloryland", a cappella, with
Vince Gill and Rebecca Lynn Howard.
"Children Of Abraham" (Loveless, Gordy) a
cappella again, with the Baptist Hickory Primitive
Baptist Congregation. Great lyrics on this song.
"Big Chance," an acoustic country song
that has some awesome pickin' and just takes off into
another world. Very bluegrassy, uptempo, with some
rippin' twin fiddles performed by Stuart Duncan and
OK, one more, "When The Last Curtain
Falls" (Gordy, Rushing) - This is a slow heartbreak song
with some of the best harmonies and dobro here.
Loveless's vocals sound fresher than cool
morning mountain rain. This is one of the best
recordings she has done, a total of fifteen songs. I can
not think of a lady who can sing Mountain Soul
better than this. This is the whole package, great vocal
harmonies, fantastic material and some of the best
pickin' and fiddlin that you will ever hear. Loveless is
in a real groove on this album and the recording is just