Picks and Pans Review: Lacy J

updated 07/16/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/16/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Lacy J. Dalton

One of these days people are going to "discover" Dalton, 44, the way they "discovered" Bonnie Raitt. Meanwhile she continues rather quietly to turn out one splendid country pop album after another.

This album looks a bit more on the bright side than Dalton's previous, Survivor, even including the epitome of country music optimism, "Where Did We Go Right," the Dave Loggins-Don Schlitz tune previously recorded by Jonathan Edwards.

The bluesier the better as far as Dalton is concerned though, and she indulges herself in entertaining remorse with "Black Coffee," "Lonesome (As the Night Is Long)" and "Don't Try to Tell Me (Nothin's Goin' On)." (Even Stevens and Hillary Kanter wrote the first two and collaborated on the third with Nancy Montgomery.)

Dalton's duet with Glen Campbell on "Shaky Ground" is fun; the backup band includes Wild Rose fiddler Wanda Vick, and Ms. Lacy herself is in fine voice. Pending the aforementioned discovery, put this one on the résumé with a gold star next to it. (Capitol)

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