New Alison Krauss collection due April 3

Alison KraussRounder Records has announced the imminent release of A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection, from Alison Krauss, due on April 3, 2007. This new compilation will feature 16 tracks which showcase Alison’s work outside of her recordings as a solo artist, or with her long time band, Alison Krauss & Union Station.

It will include her contributions to a number of movie soundtracks. Two from Cold Mountain will be on the CD (The Scarlet Tide and You Will Be My Ain True Love), along with I Give You To His Heart from The Price Of Egypt, Down To The River To Pray from O Brother, Where Art Thou, and her cover of Baby Mine from Walt Disney’s Dumbo DVD re-release.

Several duets Alison has sung with other popular artists are here, such as the brilliant Whiskey Lullaby with Brad Paisley, I’m not Missing You with John Waite, How’s The World Treating You with James Taylor and a previously unreleased duet, again with John Waite, on Lay Down Beside Me.

One to excite bluegrass fans is her live version of Sawing On The Strings from the 2004 CMT Flameworthy Awards show, which featured Tony Rice and a cast of bluegrass all stars.

Four other previously unreleased tracks are included on which Alison is listed as producer, but it isn’t clear whether she is a featured performer on these songs. As soon as we get clarification on that from Rounder, we’ll post an update.

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