Trailing five years behind the release of Other Voices, Other Rooms
, Nanci Griffith
's second collection of covers is that rare sequel which actually surpasses its predecessor. Boasting an even stronger and wider-ranging set of songs, Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back to Bountiful)
captures the singer at her most radiant and expressive -- moving easily from the Stephen Foster
perennial "Hard Times Come Again No More" to '60s pop hits like "You Were on My Mind" to British folk-rock chestnuts like Richard Thompson
's "Wall of Death" and Sandy Denny
's "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" -- Griffith
stamps each of these 19 tracks with her own indelible signature, revitalizing not only her material but herself in the process.