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Cool Spin: Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer, ‘Not Dark Yet’

Sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer have collaborated on a beautiful mostly covers album, Not Dark Yet, and like so many sibling singers, these two create special, seemingly effortless harmonies. The song choices are not all rare, deep cuts: Kurt Cobain’s “Lithium” and Nick Cave’s “Into My Arms” are exceptional choices for a pair of folk singers, but Jessi Coulter’s “Looking for Blue Eyes” and Merle Haggard’s “Silver Wings” not so much. Yet every track is realized with feeling that’s never oversold, and airy arrangements that serve the songs; each rendition is lovely and masterful if not visionary.

Producer: Teddy Thompson. Engineer: Scott Campbell. Recorded in Lynne’s home. Mastering: Pete Lyman/Infrasonic Sound (L.A.).