NOT DARK YET By Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer

I’m a big fan of Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer so factor that into this review of their latest music CD, Not Dark Yet. This is an album of “covers.” There are plenty of cover CDs, but none have the range of this one. Lynne and Moorer sing “Not Dark Yet,” a Bob Dylan song that’s also title of their album. And “Silver Wings” sounds as good as Merle Haggard’s version with a little more sweetness. If you’re in the mood for some entertaining singing, Lynne and Moorer will delight your ears. Check out the sample below. GRADE: A-
1. “My List” Brandon Flowers The Killers 2:53
2. “Every Time You Leave” C. Louvin, I. Louvin The Louvin Brothers 2:24
3. “Not Dark Yet” B. Dylan Bob Dylan 4:20
4. “I’m Looking For Blue Eyes” J. Colter Jessi Colter 2:58
5. “Lungs” T. Van Zandt Townes Van Zandt 2:55
6. “The Color of a Cloudy Day” J. Isbell, A. Shires Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires 4:04
7. “Silver Wings” M. Haggard Merle Haggard 2:35
8. “Into My Arms” Nick Cave Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 4:48
9. “Lithium” Kurt Cobain Nirvana 5:39
10. “Is It Too Much” Allison Moorer, Shelby Lynne 4:47

9 thoughts on “NOT DARK YET By Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer

  1. Jeff Meyerson

    You didn’t mention that Lynne is Moorer’s older sister. Moorer is also Steve Earle’s ex-wife. He produced at least one of her albums. I don’t know the reason for the divorce – Earle has been married seven times, after all! – but autism has broken up many a marriage. He talked about her and her music (and her sister) several times during Sunday’s concert.

  2. Jeff Meyerson

    I like it. Earle also talked, as did Emmylou Harris by the way, about Townes Van Zandt. He was Earle’s idol, and the latter did an album of Van Zandt covers.

    1. george Post author

      Jeff, Townes Van Zandt’s work is underappreciated. I’ll have to check out that album of Van Zandt covers. Thanks for the heads up!


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