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Posted October 3, 2011
A wonderful fusion of soul and country
This is one of a number of CDs I purchased on a recent visit to Barnes & Noble in New York (I live in Australia) and I have to say I have been playing it continually since my return. I have no idea whose idea this was, but teaming Solomon Burke with major folk and country artists and composers like Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless and Dolly Parton, among many others, was an inspired move. Solomon Burke performs best on the soulful, acoustic ballads but there are many highlights here. Standout tracks include "Valley of Tears", "Millionaire" and the up-tempo (and very amusing) "Honey, where's the money gone?" but the album is remarkably consistent throughout, and very well recorded. I've been following Solomon Burke since I was a teenager in the 1960s - I still have a vinyl recording of his first LP - but "Nashville", for me, is one of the milestones of Burke's long career. Definitely a soul/country classic...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.