COUNTRY

Vince Gill & Paul Franklin

"Bakersfield"

Producers: Vince Gill, Paul Franklin

MCA Nashville

Release date: July 30

Gill and pedal steel legend Franklin give a history lesson in the Bakersfield Sound, recording five tracks each from Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Gill soars on Owens' "Together Again," with Franklin channeling late steel guitarist Tom Brumley's part, and Haggard's "I Can't Be Myself" is a vocal delight. -Chuck Dauphin

 

POP

Van Dyke Parks

"Songs Cycled"

Producer: Van Dyke Parks

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