Entertainment Weekly - p.103
"[H]er gift for writing bittersweet, bluesy songs is still intact." -- Grade: B+
Personnel: Jessi Colter (piano, Wurlitzer organ); Jessi Colter; Ray Herndon (vocals, guitar); Reggie Young (electric guitar); Robby Turner (dobro); Jenny Lynn Young (cello); Kurt Johnson (harmonica); Jim Horn (saxophone); Ray Kennedy (organ, Wurlitzer organ, percussion); Barny Robertson (keyboards, drums); Don Was (upright bass); Ritchie Albright (drums, percussion); Jeff Hale (drums); Joanna Robertson, Carter Robertson (background vocals); Tony Joe White, Waylon Jennings (vocals, guitar); Shooter Jennings (vocals, drums).
Audio Mixer: Ray Kennedy.
Recording information: CarBarn, Franklin, TN; Cartee 3 Studios, Nashville, TN; Cartee Day Studios, Nashville, TN; Jessi's Home, Chandler, AZ; Late Cartee 3 Studios, Nashville, TN; Starstruck, Nashville, TN.
Photographer: James Minchin.
Arranger: Jessi Colter.
Jessi Colter's first solo album since 1984, 2006's OUT OF THE ASHES, is the sort of album for which roots fans would (and did) happily wait 20-plus years. Blues, gospel, and pop, along with both Nashville countrypolitan and the outlaw country that Colter is usually associated with--they all crop up here, and the ragged, booming production by Don Was gives the album a vital, energetic feel. Everything from the bluesy groove of "You Can Pick 'Em" to the duet between Colter and her late husband Waylon Jennings on "Out of the Rain" to the slinky take on Dylan's "Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35" is marvelous, and it all strongly suggests that Colter is on the cusp of getting the long overdue recognition she deserves.