"Evocative, hooky big-beat folk-rock." T-Bone Burnett contributes one of his most nuanced productions on The Indescribable Wow - full of varied settings for Phillips's love songs (the Shirelles-style Latin lilt of "Out of Time") and spiritual doubts (the raga-rockish "Holding On to the Earth").
No one in Anglo-American pop does it better. Cash is the Billie Holiday of country singers. Her translucent voice projects such resilient strength that the listener's reaction is not pity but gratitude for the confidence.