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“…as DeMent herself writes in the notes, ‘These songs aren’t about religion.’ Instead, ‘Blessed Assurance,’ ‘That Glad Reunion Day,’ and other tracks offer a promise: that simple perseverance can put trouble on the run. And DeMent has never sounded better. The twang in her voice gives a hard edge to these hopeful tales, while lovely pianos, acoustic guitars, and Dobros sweeten the notes. Lifeline triumphs by meeting sadness head-on. – Jon Young, Mother Jones (March-April 2005)

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