There is always a degree of audacity involved in releasing a double album, a touch of hubris that can just as easily break an artist as is can make them. Six album’s into her recording career, Miranda Lambert’s decision to go the double-album route with The Weight of These Wings isn’t particularly precocious, but considering that Lambert has given each disc a distinct name – The Nerve and The Heart – one wonders whether she might have been better served by releasing the 24 tracks collected here in two tranches, instead of as one 94 minute lump.

This is an extract from a review originally published on the 13th December 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.

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