Alison Krauss’ ‘Paper Airplane’ Hits Target in Deluxe Version
The long-awaited latest album from Alison Krauss and Union Station, titled 'Paper Airplane,' was released yesterday, April 12. And while the disc already yields some amazing new tracks from the multi-Grammy-winning singer and her band, the deluxe version you'll only find in Target stores features six additional offerings from the eclectic supergroup.
According to Alison's official website, the collection boats three additional studio cuts, 'These Days' and 'A Place Outside,' were both written by Angel Snow and Alison's brother, Viktor Krauss, the pair who contributed 'Lie Awake' to the new album. In addition, the deluxe disc includes 'Frozen Fields,' penned by Jeff Black and Jon Randall. Also on the album are three live AK&US tracks, 'We Hide and Seek,' 'Faraway Land' and 'Every Time You Say Goodbye.'
The 1992 collection, 'Every Time You Say Goodbye,' was Alison's second to win the Grammy for Best Bluegrass album, and the singer/fiddle player says her approach to recording has changed in many ways since that time.
"I'll speak for myself," Alison tells The Boot. "When we were teenagers and working on 'Every Time You Say Goodbye,' and a couple of records after that, we were just cuckoo-birds on trying to get everything perfect, because that's what we understood. We hadn't had enough life experience to realize that that's somebody's soul that they're throwing out on the table. When you're trying to go after it ... when you're thinking, 'Oh, this will make it great and this will make it great.' It's great because it's someone's humanity being shared. When it's open and honest, that's when the real nature of who you are as a vocalist or as a performer, all of that stuff can finally start to become what it's supposed to be. Like a settling into yourself. It's not even a musical thing, it's a whole mindset."
'Paper Airplane' is Alison's 14th album and her first with Union Station, featuring Jerry Douglas, since 2004's Grammy-winning 'Lonely Runs Both Ways.' Tonight (April 13), the group will take the stage at New York's Ed Sullivan Theater during a taping of CBS' 'Late Show With David Letterman.' They also be featured on NBC's 'Today' show on Thursday morning, April 14. The band begins a 50-city tour of the U.S. and Canada on June 4 in Louisville, Ky.
Listen to the entire 'Paper Airplane' album for free here.