Mountain Soul II

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Mountain Soul II
MountainsoulII-cover.jpg
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, "Half Over You"; "Blue Memories"; "Feelings of Love"; and "A Handful of Dust", were previously recorded by Loveless on earlier albums. "Big Chance" was also previously included in the same form on 2005's Dreamin' My Dreams.

"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

Personnel[edit]

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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