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Joni's Songbook Never Sounded Better
on 28 March 2014
Having fallen in love with Sally's voice following her appearances on The Voice, I purchased this cd along with a couple of others (`Another Train' & `Made In England') and have to say this one is probably my favourite.
I'm a big Joni Mitchell fan and these covers stay faithful to the originals with the stripped back acoustic arrangements allowing the music to speak for itself. That said, Sally does put her own stamp on familiar classics including `River' and `Case Of You'.
Although there is something for everyone here, the real highlights for me are the slower, more melancholy tracks such as `Blue' and `For Free'.
Sally has great musicality, reminding me of an early Kiki Dee from the `70s or Sandy Denny and if there is any justice she will be huge.
Fingers crossed for some new recordings soon post The Voice.
If you like Joni's music then it's also worth checking out Brian Kennedy's `Love Letter To Joni'. Superb!