Buckingham both produces and plays guitar on the new version of the track. “A few years ago, Lindsey heard a demo of ‘Past Is the Past’ and said he wanted to cut it, which felt like such an immense honor. But when I heard he wanted to produce a version of ME singing it, I was FLOORED,” Clark said in a statement.
“Working with him on it was really a pinch myself moment. Another instance for me where I met a hero who did not disappoint. After later recording Your Life Is a Record with Jay Joyce, that earlier version of the song didn’t fit the project, but I still loved it and wanted to do something with it. Adding it to the deluxe version just feels right. It’s such a different take on the song than what Jay and I created, and I hope that fans will love it as much as I do.”
The deluxe edition of Your Life Is a Record — up for Best Country Album at the 2021 Grammys — is due out March 5th and features five new tracks: In addition to the Buckingham collaboration, Brandi Carlile features on two tracks, “Like Me” and “Same Devil,” along with live renditions of “Pawn Shop” and “Who You Thought I Was,” the latter nominated for Best Country Solo Performance at the Grammys.
Your Life Is a Record also placed Number 11 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 30 Best Country Albums of 2020.