Highly Anticipated First Album Together On 180g Vinyl LP!
The best relationships between singers are symbiotic yet mystical. They bear the demands of the song and revolve around what it needs without discussion. Whether it's a shared sixth sense or finely tuned intuition, no one has to ask who takes what part. It doesn't matter anyway — they are of equal importance when two voices nestle seamlessly into a melody, almost imperceptibly gliding across each other when it's time to switch. It's not a trick but a sacred dance.
Sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer, now with twenty-four albums and Grammy, Oscar, and many other kinds of awards and nominations between them, share that kind of transcendent musical bond. It’s as deep, haunting, knowing, and beautiful as the Alabama woods they once called home. Both sang as soon as they could form words, but music is the only language they have ever needed to communicate with and understand each other. Not Dark Yet offers a glimpse into that understanding for the first time and finally, after years of trying to get it made, at the right time.
Produced by Teddy Thompson and recorded in Los Angeles during the summer of 2016, the album provides a potent look at their individual and collective artistry through eclectic song choices from writers ranging from the Louvin Brothers, Nick Cave, Kurt Cobain, and back to Jessie Colter. Shelby and Allison wrap their arms around the past, plant their feet in the present, and nod toward what's around the bend with a co-written "Is It Too Much," to close out the ten-song set.
Not Dark Yet is not a duet record. It is no ordinary collaboration. It is not a creation, but rather a celebration of something that has always been, two voices becoming one and finding home within each other.
"For the latest release from their hotly anticipated first-ever collaborative LP, Not Dark Yet, sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer channel the close harmony of Country Music Hall of Fame legends the Louvin Brothers on 'Every Time You Leave.' But instead of the bluesy, near-rock & roll treatment given to the brothers' 1961 original, the sisters' piano-driven arrangement, with Lynne on lead vocal and Moorer contributing harmony throughout, plots the song's thoroughly dysfunctional relationship with soulful poignancy." - Stephen L. Betts, Rolling Stone
"The title track on their upcoming album Not Dark Yet is one of Dylan's most powerful ballads — the gentle elucidation of despair that was at the center of that 1998 resurgence. Dylan's original is a desert version of country blues, his singing dusty and a bit wry, its musical bed marked by a gentle Western drift. Lynne and Moorer take a more searching approach, anchored in Benmont Tench's gospel-inspired organ. Seamlessly exchanging verses — these two voices share such a deep genetic imprint that it can be hard to tell them apart — Lynne and Moorer communicate how resilience develops from the admission of vulnerability. 'Not Dark Yet' is a highlight on an album whose collaborative spirit is rooted in a shared desire to push, with the utmost grace, against confining musical categories." - Ann Powers, NPR
Features: • 180g Vinyl LP • First album together • Limited time digital download code
Selections: Side A: 1. My List - The Killers 2. Every Time You Leave - The Louvin Brothers 3. Not Dark Yet - Bob Dylan 4. I'm Looking For Blue Eyes - Jessi Colter 5. Lungs - Townes Van Zandt 6. The Color Of A Cloudy Day - Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires Side B: 1. Silver Wings - Merle Haggard 2. Into My Arms - Nick Cave 3. Lithium - Kurt Cobain 4. Is It Too Much - Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer