- Released: April 23, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Collector's Choice
- 1.Lover Lover Be My Cover
- 2.Cold Water Canyon
- 4.Mama Mama Comfort Me
- 6.New Rooms
- 7.The Empress of China
- 8.The Obscene Phone Call
- 9.The Crooked Christmas Star, '73
- 10.Did Jesus Have a Baby Sister?
Personnel: Dory Previn (vocals, guitar); Carolyn Matthews, Sherlie Matthews, Marti McCall (vocals, background vocals); Pat Henderson, Lisa Roberts, Myrna Matthews (vocals); Brian Davies, David Cohen (guitar, acoustic guitar); Richard Wachtel, Peter Jameson (guitar); Robert Wachtel (acoustic guitar); Peter G.D. Jameson (bottleneck guitar); Dan Dugmore (steel guitar); Don Dugmore (pedal steel guitar); Bobby Bruce (violin, fiddle); Perry Botkin, Jr. (strings); Buddy Collette (clarinet, wind); Lincoln Mayorge, Lincoln Mayorga (piano); Tom Keen (electric piano); Tom Keene (keyboards); Ray Brown (acoustic bass); Lyle Ritz, Joe Osborn (bass guitar); Myrna Y. Matthews, Lisa Roberts, Patricia Henderson (background vocals); Ron Tutt (drums).
Liner Note Author: Richie Unterberger.
A move from United Artists to Warner Brothers found Dory Previn in fine form and with a battery of very good jokes, not least of which is a typically off-kilter take on gospel, "Did Jesus Have a Baby Sister?." Unlike other comedic songwriters, (e.g., Randy Newman), she never values a cheap joke or a glib cleverness over direct, heartfelt expression, as the tender "Atlantis" attests. Her musicianship was fast catching up with her wordplay, too. The sly, cinematic chord progressions of "The Empress of China" are leaps and bounds above the basic structures of her early songs. ~ Charles Donovan