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Instantly accessible easy listening.
on 25 March 2014
I was a fan of Eddi Reader from her Mirmana and Fairground Attraction days and as such I find this collection distinctly unadventurous. OK apart from a couple of nauseatingly maudling tracks later in the album, most of the songs are pleasant without uprooting any trees. Eddi's voice is a joy to listen to as usual but she makes no attempt to emulate the range and versatility of earlier works. She has assembled a collection of competent musicians but apart from the occasional cameo, I'm guessing that they're playing well within their musical capabilities. So overall a middle of the road, easy on the ear, laid back album but I don't expect it to collect any awards for innovation.