Artist: Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis
Album: Come See Me and Come Lonely
Label: Golden Lane Records
Genre: Traditional country
Back in 2013, country queens Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis teamed up to record Dos Divas, an album of duos. Come See Me and Come Lonely is their 2017, exclusively covers, follow up honouring their roots. The album was recorded at Sound Stage Studios in Nashville and produced by Richard Landis.
I had the privilege of seeing the two perform a couple years back for the Grits & Glamour tour and it was everything this 90s country loving little gal could have ever dreamed of; a very stripped down, acoustic show where they sang both their hits as well as a few from the most recent album, at the time, Dos Divas.
The title track, “Come See Me and Come Lonely,” was originally made famous by Dottie West. They also cover what had become my personal favourite on the album right of the bat, Billie Jo Spears’ “Blanket On The Ground.” When I say I could listen to this on repeat for days, I’m completely serious. Along with the Spears’ cover, they also cover Dwight Yoakam’s “Guitars, Cadillacs,” Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra’s hit “Summer Wine” which features Joe Diffie and Darryl Worley with a very Clint Eastwood, western feel, Roy Orbison’s “It’s Over,” and The Everly Brothers’ “Walk Right Back! ” just to name a few. With 12 tracks, the album is jam-packed with traditional country production. They’ve both made each song their own while keeping the integrity of the original, balancing both lines wonderfully.
If you’ve often found yourself wondering what these ladies have been up to since we rolled into the new millennia, I would highly recommend checking out both this album and their previous duos album, Dos Divas. They’ve really been laying those throwback vibes on thick, and honestly, I’m kind of living for it!
Favourite songs: It’s Over, Summer Wine, Rose In Paradise, Blanket On The Ground, The End of the World