12 new musical compositions set to 12 previously unheard Hank Williams lyrics is what we have here and there really isn't one misstep. I'm sure there will be a few eye rolls and groans from the purists at the sight of Norah Jones and Sheryl Crow on the roster, but they just happen to deliver two of the stronger entries here.
As I said, it's all good. Thankfully, no one strays from the Hank Williams formula, though I just don't care for Jack White or Jakob Dylan. They do here what they do always. Jack sounding like Jack, skittish and grating. Jakob sounding like Jakob, snoozy and in need of a good noseblow. But I'm a fan of neither, so those two tracks are the least appealing.
Alan Jackson, Patty Loveless, and Bob Dylan deliver my other three faves, on this mostly solid and smart release.
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First time I heard the Norah Jones track was probably where most of you did, on an episode of Elvis Costello's Spectacle. I loved it then and I love it now.