A dozen years ago Lynne grabbed the spotlight with I Am Shelby Lynne, an excellent and highly praised set that had critics comparing her work to that of Dusty Springfield, one of the most-respected female blue-eyed soul/pop singers ever. Many of Lynne’s fans have spent the past decade or so waiting for her to do an album in a similar vein, but with each subsequent release Lynne gets a little farther away from Springfield, instead cutting songs in whatever style she feels like at the time.

Having fired her producer a few albums back, Lynne now self-produces so no one is telling her how her songs need to sound; of course no one knows better than her. A good portion of Revelation Road finds Lynne in a very relaxed mood; some will hear songs like “Toss it All Aside” and “The Thief” as coffee shop fare that’s perhaps a bit too mellow, and others will notice that Lynne is sounding more and more like her sister Allison Moorer, especially on “Lead Me Love” and the sublime “I Don’t Need a Reason to Cry.” There’s still a little Dusty-love present in the form of “I’ll Hold Your Head,” “Woebegone” sounds like a tribute to the Band and “Revelation Road” vibrates with a spooky element of swamp rock. Don’t expect everything to sound like Memphis, old fans, but now’s the time to come home and hear what Shelby’s got cookin’.

Revelation Road is currently available.