Veteran country stylist David Frizzell re-emerges on the Nashville America imprint with a sturdy collection of classic country graced by his expressive tenor and likable 1970s-era retro production.

Veteran country stylist David Frizzell re-emerges on the Nashville America imprint with a sturdy collection of classic country graced by his expressive tenor and likable 1970s-era retro production. Warm flamenco guitars add flavor to the atmospheric "Warm Spanish Wine," while rockish guitars and organ add bite to the roadhouse saga "Boogyin' & Woogyin'." The realities of aging are humorously addressed on the wry "It Takes Me All Night Long," and "Run Like the Wind" is a panoramic midtempo. But Frizzell is at his best on soulful ballads, like the warm title cut and the gospel-tinged gem "Reckless Wind," a stellar duet with John Cowan. The record's highlight is another duet, the sultry, soaring "Why Wasn't It Me" with Amy Clawson, which would sound incredible on the radio in any era. We should be so lucky.—RW