Full-length remakes of classic albums are increasingly common, but this take on Willie Nelson's 1975 classic is unique on several counts.

Full-length remakes of classic albums are increasingly common, but this take on Willie Nelson's 1975 classic is unique on several counts. Bozulich, former frontwoman for the left-field Los Angeles bands Ethyl Meatplow, the Geraldine Fibbers and Scarnella, brings her own sensibility to bear, with guitarist and longtime collaborator Nels Cline spearheading the instrumental charge. Well-worn numbers like the title cut, "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" and "Can I Sleep in Your Arms" receive expansive, woozy readings that totally re-envision the songs. More unusual still, ol' Willie himself sits in on three tracks, contributing his signature guitar sound and dueting with Bozulich on a couple of numbers. Hardcore country enthusiasts may be horrified, but fans of West Coast experimentalia will find this an engrossing trip. Exclusively distributed by Revolver.—CM

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