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Carol Kidd - Tell Me Once Again - The Herald


13 April 2011
The Herald
Keith Bruce

As Alison Kerr points out in her sleeve-note, the point in Carol Kidd's concerts where she gives the band time to nip to the bar
and duets with guitarist Nigel Clark has long been a highlight, a moment of focus that the audience shares with the musicians. Can that chemistry be replicated over an entire album? You bet, when you have chaps this good making the recording.

As anyone with any knowledge of studio wizardry in Scotland will recognise, the words Castlesound Studio Pencaitland, Calum Malcolm and Philip Hobbs carry with them certain guarantees, and this Hybrid SACD fulfils them - the next best thing to having Kidd and Clark in the room with you. Which would be as nothing, of course, if the music wasn't worth the trouble. Fortunately this is a delightful three-quarters of an hour in Kidd and Clark's company, the guitarist's stylish arrangements and accompaniment from the top drawer.

Not only does Kidd deliver the standards here as well as anyone, the duo's original title track more than holds its own in the company.


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