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on 24 April 2014
I really like this album. The Secret Sisters seem to sing with a simple joyousness and a delight in the music and their harmonies which is simply irresistible.
This album has a great mixture of songs (including a Dylan song, Dirty Lie, which I hadn't heard before) in a variety of styles which are hard to categorize - blues, country rock, early 60s heartbreak songs...it's just a really enjoyable mixture.
I found that a lot of songs reminded me of other things I liked - the opener Rattle My Bones echoes Not Fade Away, Let there Be Lonely has snatches of Ebony Eyes in places and so on - and the spirit of The Everlys is never far away. This is just fine, because the Sisters give everything their own treatment and so obviously love what they are singing and the very act of singing together that everything just shines out. They take the music seriously but there's a knowing twinkle in the eye throughout which just makes me smile.
If you like songs with a slightly late-50s or 60's feel don't hesitate. It's not especially original or ground-breaking music, but it's hugely enjoyable. It is good material performed by two very fine singers with a good band, and very well produced to give each song just the right atmosphere. What more could you want? Very warmly recommended.