- See Kathryn Williams' favourite albums in her Amazon.co.uk guest edit.
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Not quite all of Relations works. The version of Nirvana's "All Apologies" aims for deceptive innocence, but just sounds twee. The take on Lee Hazlewood's "Easy and Me" is a nice try, but hobbled by an annoying stop-start arrangement. For the most part though, Relations is a startling collection of things that just shouldn't work, but they do. Anyone attempting Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" is dooming themselves to toil in the shadow of Jeff Buckley's definitive version, but Williams, in a live recording, applies a slightly lighter touch with tremendous results. She performs similar small miracles with Neil Young's "Birds" and The Byrds' "The Ballad of Easy Rider". --Andrew Mueller
I purchased this album after seeing and hearing one song on YouTube.
I'm still liking the cover she does of this classic Tim Harding standard song, but the... Read more
This album is a crime against music. Having been forced to listen to it by my wife, who I love dearly but basically likes music for people who don't like music, I found myself... Read morePublished on 28 Feb 2010 by A. Pearmain