- Released: July 1, 1997
- Label: Rounder / Umgd
- 1.Girlfriend, Guard Your Heart - (previously unreleased)
- 2.Green Fields
- 3.Don't Get Too Close
- 4.Love Chooses You
- 5.Texas Bluebonnets
- 6.Fine Line - (previously unreleased)
- 7.Old Friend
- 8.The Maple's Lament
- 9.The Bear Song
- 10.The Light
- 11.The Point of No Return
- 12.Restless Rambling Heart
- 13.I'd Be Lost Without You
- 14.The Hills of My Home
- 15.Haven of Mercy
- 16.Magic Light - (previously unreleased)
Producers: Laurie Lewis, Russ Barenburg, Tim O'Brien, Grant Street, Mike Marshall.
Engineers: Bill VornDick, John Altmann, Tom Size, Mike Marshall, Dave Wellhausen, Jim Nunally.
Personnel: Laurie Lewis (vocals, fiddle, acoustic bass); Mark Hembree (bass voice, acoustic bass); Tony Marcus (bass voice); Nina Gerber (guitar, electric guitar); Russ Barenberg (guitar, mandolin); Greg Townsend, Scott Nygaard, Pat Enright (guitar); Mike Marshall (acoustic guitar); Jerry Douglas (dobro); Craig Smith, Tony Furtado (banjo); Tom Rozum (mandola, mandolin); Sam Bush, Tim O'Brien (mandolin); Darol Anger (violin); Jim Rothermel (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Jim Horn (tenor saxophone); Matt Rollings (piano); Barbara Higbie (keyboards); Mark Schatz, Todd Phillips (acoustic bass); Dave Pomeroy (electric bass); Markus Brandt, Kenny Malone, Billie Lee Lewis (drums).
Audio Mixers: Tom Size; John Altmann; Laurie Lewis; Russ Barenberg; Tim O'Brien; Bil VornDick.
Liner Note Authors: Laurie Lewis; Robert K. Oermann.
Recording information: Bay Records, Berkeley, CA (1986-1996); Gatorland, Oakland, CA (1986-1996); Jim 'n' Amy's Crockett, CA (1986-1996); Nashville Sound Studios, Nashville, TN (1986-1996); Tomland, Pacheco, CA (1986-1996); Wellhausen's Studio, San Francisco, CA (1986-1996).
Photographer: Anne Hamersky.
Unknown Contributor Role: Buddy Emmons.
Excerpting Laurie Lewis's trio of albums for Flying Fish, and adding four new cuts, the collection does a good job of tracking her development as a country/bluegrass performer, and her adoption of more open forms that cater to more of a singer/songwriter mode -- the concluding "Magic Light," in fact, is quite haunting. A good starting point. ~ Steven E. McDonald