Here's what Chet Flippo had to say about Vince and his new boxed set.
During this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I would like to reflect on a few musical blessings from this year for which we may be grateful. I personally am thankful for:
Vince Gill and Alan Jackson for doing what they do. Which these days is listening to their musical consciences and recording what their hearts told them to. In Jackson's case, it was his gospel album, Precious Memories, that he originally recorded only for his mother to hear and his serious and mature work Like Red on a Rose.
Gill decided, what the hell, he'd just cut four albums at once. He did so. And the resulting, rewarding These Days is a modern-day Cabbage Patch doll or Tickle Me Elmo -- can't find a copy on a store shelf anywhere.