LUCINDA WILLIAMS 'Blessed' LP
Blessed is Lucinda Williams' tenth studio offering. The album was produced by Don Was with co-production from Eric Liljestrand and Tom Overby; the latter pair produced 2008's Little Honey. Like its predecessor, this one is full of guest appearances, including return cameos by Matthew Sweet, Elvis Costello (who plays a mean solo guitar on the set's fifth track "Seeing Black," written in memory of Vic Chesnutt) appears on a handful of songs, along with Rami Jaffee and Greg Leisz. The deluxe edition of the record -- both in physical (CD and LP) and digital forms -- carries a bonus disc entitled The Kitchen Tapes; the contents are the original raw demos Williams recorded while writing at her kitchen table.