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5.0 out of 5 stars
Surprisingly Great!, 5 Oct. 2008
never been a fan of 'covers' records.. but i really rate this one.
firstly the choice of songs.. apart from a few i have never heard of the artists let alone the actual songs... some really great songs from the 60's (Vashti Bunyan,Linda Perhacs),70's (Gentle Soul, Philamore Lincoln?) and more recent (Jesus & Mary Chain,I am Kloot) plus Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Daniel Johnston..
the album as a whole feels like a real album by a real band.. the musicianship is solid and beautifully played.. the singer is Alela Diane.. what a voice -i know her Pirates Gospel album.. but she uses her voice so differently here..especially on the closing 'See my Love' where she hits falsetto after falsetto.. breathtaking!
the production is faultless.
it's a real find and i'm sure people will love this..if you want to impress someone ..or buy someone special a present.. this is perfect