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Posted October 1, 2010
Retrospective of Americana duo together and apart
This collection provides a retrospective of a husband-and-wife who succeed both as a duet act, and as solo artists. The fourteen tracks collect works from four of Buddy's solo albums, two of Julie's, and a half-dozen of their duet works. It's an impressive picture, with Julie's songwriting matched to Buddy's instrumental and producing talents, and the pair's voices intertwining Buddy's gruffer lower-register with Julie's girl-tinged alto. The mix of solo and duet works – all of which featuring both of their voices – show how effortlessly they can modulate their presence from foreground to background when allowing their partner to take the spotlight. Though their solo albums (particularly Buddy's "Poison Love") make more cohesive statements than this anthology, this is a superb place to get an appreciation of the duo's artistic arc. Fans who have the original albums will want to hear the scorching, unreleased take of "You Make My Heart Beat Too Fast."Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.