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5.0 out of 5 stars
beautiful, 9 Oct. 2002
i was sceptical as to whether ms williams could come up with an album to come anywhere near the beauty and scope of her last album "little black numbers", but here she is blowing her previous work out the water.
the opening track (entitled "little black numbers" in a self reference) catches your attention with an itricate yet bare bassline and makes you think "what the hell is this?" but then williams's gorgeous vocal comes in, augmented by the softest touch on guitar and a spikey cello line. this track signals that the album is brave, musically amazing and lyrically clever.
other highlights for me are "beatles" (a story of a bizarre encounter with a hitch-hiker) "white blue and red" and "mirrorball", a lovely sounscape with a relentless, travelling feel to it.
if you haven't heard kathryn williams before (or indeed, if you have), go and buy this album, you won't be disappointed.
this is my album of the uear, without a doubt!