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Phillips revitalizes the "Beatlesque" category with substantial songwriting and a woman's voice, which turns the whole sound upside down. The Beatles hardly exhausted the possibilities of their late-'60s sound, and Phillips has the hooks and aphorisms to give that sound a second lease on life.
Actually containing 11 songs, and they really aren't "demos". Although nearly every number begins with just Cash's voice and acoustic guitar or piano, they are gradually filled in with tasteful electric guitar, bass, and keys, which are too exquisite to be called unfinished demos.