Musician - 11/92, p.104
"..Not only does she have a band that's every bit as sharp as she is, but she's one of the rare singers who can exploit the pop appeal of a song like Karla Bonoff's "Lose Again" without losing her bluegrass grounding...the fiddle playing is still pretty amazing.."
Alison Krauss & Union Station: Alison Krauss (vocals, fiddle); Tim Stafford (vocals, guitar); Ron Block (vocals, banjo); Adam Steffey (vocals, mandolin); Barry Bales (vocals, bass).
Recorded at Homeplace Studio, Suite 2000, Sound Shop B, Treasure Island Recorders and Champagne Studio, Nashville, Tennessee.
Rivaling its Grammy-winning predecessor I'VE GOT THAT OLD FEELING, 1992's EVERY TIME YOU SAY GOODBYE features Alison Krauss's band Union Station in a transitional, but no less proficient, lineup. The group's tight, sympathetic backing provides the perfect counterpoint to Krauss's sweet, aching vocals and fiddle leads, offering harmonies and the occasional vocal lead (guitarist Tim Stafford on "It Won't Work This Time," mandolin player Adam Steffey on "Cloudy Days," banjoist Ron Block on "Shield of Faith").
There is an understated grace and ease here that distinguishes the album from Krauss's previous releases. This is most apparent on the gentle, melancholic ballads "Heartstrings" and "Who Can Blame You," but even on the up-tempo numbers, the ensemble's chemistry is such that the blazing instrumental lines seem effortless (see "I Don't Know Why"), and the overall sound is utterly relaxed, yet focused and intense.