Personnel: Patty Loveless (vocals); Albert Lee (electric guitar, mandolin); Mac McAnally (guitar); Paul Franklin (steel guitar, dobro); Mark O'Connor (mandolin, fiddle); Matt Rollings (keyboards); Leland Sklar (bass); Eddie Bayers (drums); Claire Lynch, Vince Gill, Harry Stinson, Rodney Crowell (background vocals).
Recorded in 1988.
The song subjects hardly classify Loveless as a honky-tonk angel, at least by Hank Thompson's definition. But this was the album that established Loveless as a major presence, and it includes two of her biggest singles -- "Chains," "Timber I'm Falling in Love" -- and two of her best -- "Blue Side of Town" and "Don't Toss Us Away," a duet with Rodney Crowell. ~ Brian Mansfield