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2.0 out of 5 stars Great Songs And Poor Performance, 15 Jan 2011
This review is from: White Chalk (Audio CD)
On another website there is footage of PJ performing 'Grow, Grow, Grow' on one of those late night arty French chat shows. She performs it accompanying herself on an autoharp and some kind of foot pedal. It is quite simply electrifying, one of those "wow" moments all too rare in listening to music. If you listen to the same song here it sounds like a demo version, with a can't quite care vocal and plodding piano. Sadly it is all too typical of this album. I have listened to White Chalk repeatedly over the last year and am convinced that the songs range from good to great (in all honesty maybe the best of her career). The whole thing is spoiled though, by the sheer ineptitude of the arrangements and playing. When the artist seems to care so little about the results it is even harder for the listener to get excited. Best thought of as a series of demos for a great album that will never be made. (BTW every live version of the songs here that I've heard are better than the versions here!)
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