But it's not the all-star guest list that makes this record special. It's Burke's magnificent voice. Although comfortably past 60, he still sings in a thoroughly commanding way. You can feel his heartbreak on numbers like the stirring "Valley of Tears" and the gospel-infused "Up on the Mountain." Yet Burke's also full of life when he's going "hog-crazy" on a loose, back-porch version of Springsteen's "Ain't Got You" or singing a duet with Patty Loveless on the rousing "You're the Kind of Trouble." Burke's trip to Nashville proves a memorable one.
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