Both lyrically and musically, this album provides everything one might expect from a 2009 collaboration between Ryan Adams and Caitlin Cary. Purists might be more inclined to compare Buddy and Julie Miller's Written in Chalk, No Depression's 2009 Album of the Year, to a Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris duet.
It's really up to you. This isn't the married couple's first record together. It is, however, in the ultimate test of it's worth, the first one I've ever heard. In hard economic times, people inevitably yearn for a return to a past unsullied by compromise, greed and complexity. Check out these lyrics from the opening track:
Take me back when times were hard but we didn't know it
If we ate it we had to grow it
Take me back when all we could afford was laughter
And two mules instead of a tractor
Take me back again
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