In the touching pairing of Anna McGarrigle’s “Heart Like a Wheel” and JD Souther’s “Faithless Love, the harmonies with Joel Waggoner and Catherine Porter are spectacular, with Land’s lead vocal and haunting vibrato piercing the heart. “You’re No Good” (Clint Ballard Jr.) rocks out with power and electricity, coming close to, if not actually, besting the original and featuring star turns by Kevin Kuhn on guitar and Arei Sekiguchi on drums and percussion.

One of the highlights of the project for me is Karla Bonoff’s “Someone to Lay Down Beside Me,” a romantic wail in the night sung beautifully. Sotomayor’s hauntingly minimal introduction to “Blue Bayou” (Roy Orbison, Joe Melson) is just right as Land makes one of Ronstadt’s most recognizable and copied classics her own personal property. “Long Long Time” (Gary White), is a beautiful “duet” for voice and guitar between the singer and Kuhn. It’s sensational. The singer’s thoughtful, intelligent phrasing is perfect for “Desperado” (Don Henley, Glenn Frey) and it is a passionate, memorable closer.