Trio II The celestial threesome's first album, one of the best of the late '80s, is a tough act to follow. Cut in '94 and long unreleased,… Trio II The celestial threesome's first album, one of the best of the late '80s, is a tough act to follow. Cut in '94 and long unreleased,… 1999-02-09 Emmylou Harris Dolly Parton Linda Ronstadt Country
Music Review

Trio II (1999)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 09, 1999; Lead Performances: Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt; Genre: Country

The celestial threesome's first album, one of the best of the late '80s, is a tough act to follow. Cut in '94 and long unreleased, Trio II comes about 75 percent of the way with Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, and Dolly Parton. Lacking the burnished, heirloom quality of Trio, it's very fine nonetheless, zigzagging like its predecessor between old-time country (the Carter Family's ''Lover's Return''), sleek country-pop ballads (''Blue Train''), and carefully wrought art pop (Randy Newman's ''Feels Like Home''). B+

Originally posted Feb 12, 1999 Published in issue #471 Feb 12, 1999 Order article reprints