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Alison Krauss' "A Hundred Miles or More: Live From The Tracking Room" goes DVD

Monday, September 8, 2008 – Alison Krauss' "A Hundred Miles or More: Live From The Tracking Room" drops Nov. 11 on DVD through Rounder. The DVD features a television taping of Krauss performing many songs from her solo album, "A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection" (Rounder) with members of her band, Union Station and special guest musicians.

Other highlights include duets with Brad Paisley, James Taylor, British rocker John Waite and "Sawing on the Strings" with one of Krauss' longtime idols, Tony Rice, and musicians Sam Bush and Stuart Duncan joining Union Station members Barry Bales, Ron Block, Jerry Douglas, and Dan Tyminski. Other guest musicians featured on the DVD are Steve Cox, John Hobbs, and Greg Morrow.

Originally taped as a GAC television special, this DVD is set in a recording studio environment to re-create the making of many of the tracks. The DVD offers a look at how Krauss works in the studio environment. One of the songs featured is Krauss' single Simple Love, written by Sarah Siskind who also penned Goodbye Is All We Have. Guest musicians Gordon Mote (piano) and Abraham Laboriel Sr. (bass) join Krauss for this very special performance.

Krauss and Paisley duet on "Whiskey Lullaby," which won CMA Song of the Year, Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year honors in 2005. Paisley tells GAC cameras that when he first heard the song, he felt convinced that Krauss had to be part of bringing it to life. "I knew that having her on it was the magic that would make that song timeless," Paisley said. "I felt the song needed that angelic voice. When I get to heaven and I hear the angels sing, if they are anything less than Alison Krauss, well, I'm going to have to come back."

The DVD also "Lay Down Beside Me," on which Krauss teams up with Waite, her 2003 Grammy-winning collaboration with Taylor on "How's the World Treating You?," a country music classic first recorded by the Louvin Brothers in 1961, and the newly recorded, previously unreleased, "Shadows" gleaned from Rice's catalog and featuring him on guitar.

"I revere the Louvin Brothers, but working with Alison on this project was the main attraction," Taylor said. "That she would put our duet on her album is really a feather in my cap."

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