Down To The River To Pray (From “O Brother, Where Art Thou” Soundtrack)
Label: New Rounder
Well-timed with the unlikely crossover success of her John Waite duet ("Missing You"), this collection of impressive also-rans from Alison Krauss' career demonstrates power outside her nu-grass comfort zone. In fact, the previously unreleased piano ballad that starts things off, "You're Just a Country Boy," recasts Krauss' pure alto as an adult contemporary stylist. In addition to the generous handful of new tracks, the record also compiles duets (with James Taylor and Brad Paisley, among others) and her contributions to film soundtracks.