Mountain Soul II

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Mountain Soul II
Studio album by Patty Loveless
Released September 29, 2009 (2009-09-29)
Genre Bluegrass
Length 43:18
Label Saguaro Road
Producer Emory Gordy, Jr.
Patty Loveless chronology
Sleepless Nights
(2008)
Mountain Soul II
(2009)
Singles from Mountain Soul II
  1. "Busted"
    Released: September 2009
Music video
"Busted" on YouTube
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (83/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
BBC Music (favourable)[3]
Billboard (favourable)[4]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[5]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[6]
Uncut 4/5 stars[1]
The Washington Post (favorable)[7]

Mountain Soul II is the sixteenth studio album by American country music singer Patty Loveless. The album was released on September 29, 2009.[8][9] It is a follow-up to her previous album, Mountain Soul, released in 2001.[8] Four of the album's 15 songs, "Big Chance"; "Blue Memories"; "Feelings of Love"; and "A Handful of Dust", were previously recored by Loveless on earlier albums.

"Busted" was released as the album's lead-off single in September 2009. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album at the 2011 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Busted" (Harlan Howard) – 3:25
  2. "Fools Thin Air" (Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell) – 3:24
  3. "A Handful of Dust" (Tony Arata) – 3:05
  4. "Half Over You" (Karen Staley) – 3:25
  5. "Prisoner's Tears" (Mike Henderson, Mark Irwin, Wally Wilson) – 3:56
  6. "Working on a Building" (traditional) – 2:52
  7. "Friends in Gloryland" (traditional) – 1:25
  8. "(We Are All) Children of Abraham" (Patty Loveless, Emory Gordy, Jr.) – 2:24
  9. "Big Chance" (Loveless, Gordy) – 2:53
  10. "When the Last Curtain Falls" (Gordy, Jim Rushing) – 3:49
  11. "Blue Memories" (Karen Brooks, Paul Kennerley) – 2:47
  12. "You Burned the Bridge" (Jon Randall) – 4:19
  13. "Bramble and the Rose" (Barbara Keith) – 2:54
  14. "Feelings of Love" (Kostas) – 3:15
  15. "Diamond in My Crown" (Kennerley, Emmylou Harris) – 2:45

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 19
U.S. Billboard 200 91

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Critic reviews at Metacritic
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Mountain Soul II - Patty Loveless". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  3. ^ BBC Music review
  4. ^ Billboard review
  5. ^ PopMatters review
  6. ^ Slant Magazine review
  7. ^ The Washington Post review
  8. ^ a b "PATTY LOVELESS TO RELEASE SEQUEL TO ACCLAIMED MOUNTAIN SOUL CD". Sanguaro Road. July 7, 2009. Retrieved July 16, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Patty Loveless Plans Mountain Soul II for September Release". Country Music Television. July 8, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2009. 
  10. ^ "53rd Annual Grammy Awards nominees list". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved December 5, 2010. 

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