Personnel: Alison Krauss (vocals, fiddle, background vocals); Jeff White (guitar, background vocals); Jerry Douglas (dobro); Alison Brown (banjo); Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan (mandolin); Pete Wasner (piano); Martin Parker (drums); Suzanne Cox (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Holly Gleason.
Recording information: Denny's Den, Nashville, TN; Sound Shop A.
Editors: Carlos Grier; Bil VornDick.
Photographer: Jim McGuire .
Even those who don't instinctively like bluegrass will have a hard time ignoring the measure of Alison Krauss's talent. With an angelic, elastic voice that seems perfectly suited to the music, and her spectacular fiddle playing, Krauss has had a hand in revitalizing the genre and enjoyed popularity with bluegrass and mainstream audiences alike. I'VE GOT THAT OLD FEELING, Krauss's third outing for Rounder Records, released in 1990, was also her first Grammy-winner.
Lilting dobro, banjo, mandolin, and sweet harmonies flank Krauss throughout these 12 tracks that range from ballad-like sway ("It's Over") to mid-tempo bounce ("One Good Reason") to chugging foot-tappers ("Dark Skies"). The album is also notable for its merging of traditional bluegrass roots with pop accessibility, pointing the way for Krauss's future releases and eventual commercial breakthrough. The band's down-home technical skills are unassailable, as "Will You Be Leaving" proves (with the banjo, mandolin, and fiddle lines on this song giving Flatt & Scruggs a serious run for their money). Above all, it is Krauss's subtlety and emotion that gives these tracks heart, making this disc the first in a string of the artist's defining releases.
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