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Over-produced and risk-free
on 7 February 2005
Like some of the other reviewers the first time I even heard of KT was on Jools Holland "Later". On the strength of that one song, Black Horse & The Cherry Tree, I ordered the CD. Just as well the BBC licenced the label to include that staggerlingly brilliant live track: she's amazing, singing without any supporting musicians or singers, and using neat electronics to double-track and provide back-ground accompaniment to herself. But the rest of the album is devoid of the same life and risk, and suffers from overly glossy studio production. Let her rip on her own, and record the edge and rawness of her live performance, and everyone will be winning. Do any more over-pretentious studio mixing, and a brilliant raw talent will be extinguished.
Having said that, the rest of the album isn't that bad. It's just that it's a league away from the live "Later" performance