Bobby Bare's Darker Than Light features a collection of covers ranging from Bob Dylan to U2 to Lead Belly. In between are a handful of traditional tunes ("Boll Weevil," "House of the Rising Sun," etc.) and a couple of Bare originals. The highlight of the set comes at the end of the disc, with "The Devil and Billy Markham," which reunites Bare with the now-deceased Shel Silverstein, via a poem he wrote in 1979. Bare's deep, gravelly voice suits this "devil takes your soul" epic perfectly.