State of Grace - The Holmes Brothers
Track Listing
  1. Smiling Face Hiding a Weeping Heart
  2. Close the Door
  3. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?
  4. Gasoline Drawers
  5. I Can't Help It If I'm Still in Love with You
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  1. Smiling Face Hiding a Weeping Heart
  2. Close the Door
  3. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?
  4. Gasoline Drawers
  5. I Can't Help It If I'm Still in Love with You
  6. Bad Moon Rising
  7. Three Gray Walls
  8. If I Had a Boat
  9. Those Memories of You
  10. I Want You to Want Me
  11. Ain't It Funny What a Fool Will Do
  12. Standing in the Need of Love
  13. I've Just Seen the Rock of Ages
  14. God Will
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The Holmes Brothers do what they do supremely well, taking all sorts of music and making it into gospel -- a sort of musical equivalent of alchemy. There's more of it here, plenty of their own material, but with some absolutely glorious covers. They utterly re-imagine Cheap Trick's perky "I Want You to Want Me" as a piece of '50s gospel, make country-soul from "I Can't Help It If I'm Still in Love with You" (with a great vocal from Rosanne Cash), and do delicious things to a pair of Lyle Lovett tunes. It's good to hear so ...

State of Grace 2007, Alligator Records

UPC: 014551491224

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