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Teddy Thompson, Jenni Muldaur Cover Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn’s “We’re Caught Between A Love And A Love Affair” (Review)

Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn’s 1976 song “We’re Caught Between a Love and a Love Affair” finds new life with a brand new collaboration. 

Teddy Thompson and Jenni Muldaur team up for a sterling rendition of the track, originally found on Twitty and Lynn’s United Talent record. “Your arms are not the first to hold me tight / But your arms are the last to hold me right,” sings Muldaur before handing the microphone to Thompson, who coos: “Darling, we found something, oh so rare / And we’re caught between a love and a love affair.”

Where Lynn’s voice powers through the words with piercing sharpness, Muldaur brings her own special and smooth blend to the yearnful lyrics. Similarly, Thompson’s voice is as sweet as nectar, dripping over the words with a supple flavor. “So we’ll just slip around and see each other when we can,” the duo sings, “‘cause you care for your woman and you care for your man.”

The song is ripped from the forthcoming Dave Mansfield-produced Once More: Teddy Thompson & Jenni Muldaur Sing The Great Country Duets, slated for a September 28 release.

On the record, Thompson shares, “It doesn’t matter where you are from or what accent you have, this music can speak to you.” Then, Muldaur chimes in, “These songs speak directly to the heart.”

Listen to “We’re Caught Between A Love And A Love Affair” below.

The upcoming collaborative set also features covers of songs by George Jones and Tammy; and Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton. In a statement, Dominic Pandiscia, Chief Strategy Officer, Sun Label Group, praises the release, saying, “Sun Records has a rich history in country music having released albums from some of the most groundbreaking and influential artists in the genre. Teddy and Jenni continue this tradition with this incredible collection of songs.”

Thompson has an eight-record body of work, across which he dives into folk music, soul, country, and pop. Murldar has built an impressive career of her very own, as well. As a background singer, she’s enjoyed singing for the likes of Lou Reed and Ronnie Spector, among many others.

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