2015 ****1/2

1. Before I Sleep
2. Sweet Love of Mine
3. Woman (Oh Mama)
4. One Day I Will
5. Not Good Enough
6. What a Good Woman Does
7. Until the Levee
8. You Loved Me
9. The Dying Kind
10. Till Forever
11. Welcome Home

I really knew nothing about Joy Williams when I saw this album on vinyl, on sale for $5. I took a chance, and it was a chance well taken. Venus is an amazing album, from an amazing talent. The album starts off very strong with "Before I Sleep," and "Woman (Oh Mama)" follows a mere two tracks after. The album kind of drifts away near the end, but it's still a great album all the way through.