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Fantastic album. Great musicianship and vocals. More polished than her first two albums which means some of the freshness of them is gone, but its more than made up for with the overall quality of the performances. While "My Life" should be your entry CD, this is a close second along with "Infamous Angel". These three are the absolute best, even better than "Lifeline" and "Sing the Delta" although those are better than most other albums too. Its a shame she doesn't record more, even her covers of other people's songs are usually better than the originals.

Gorgeous album from start to finish.

The vocals, the content, Iris' voice -- all outstanding. One of my all time favorite albums.


Rare talent.


Born: January 5, 1961 in Paragould, AR

Genre: Country

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the most celebrated country-folk performers of her day, singer/songwriter Iris DeMent was born on January 5, 1961, in rural Paragould, Arkansas, the youngest of 14 children. At the age of three, her devoutly religious family moved to California, where she grew up singing gospel music; during her teenaged years, however, she was first exposed to country, folk, and R&B, drawing influence from Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell. Upon graduating high school, she relocated...
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