Ray Price, Time

Peter Blackstock

By Peter Blackstock

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Though this album was recorded in 2002, its style is very much of a piece with Price's '60s heyday, when he reigned over the country charts with classic honky-tonk boot-scooters and pop-leaning countrypolitan ballads. For the sessions, he reconvened many of the same musicians who accompanied him back then — most notably legendary pedal steel guitarist Buddy Emmons, whose swooning and keening leads provide many of the album's most memorable instrumental moments (on tracks such as "Take Back Your Old Love Letters" and "No One But You").