And (not surprisingly) the songs really benefit from this. The strings complement her voice very well, and it's a great, uplifting (musically at least) album she never would have been physically able to pull off five years ago.
Highlights for me include "Winning Hand," "Straight and Strong," and "Lucky One."
Ultimately, this is laid back without being lazy, and an excellent low to mid tempo listen.
CD Placement rating: Portable CD Case.