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Carol Kidd - A Place in My Heart - The Observer


05 March 2001
The Observer
Dave Gelly

Sinatra was one of her admirers, and so is Tony Bennett. Carol Kidd is Scotland's gift to the American song. She has the rare talent of being able to sing a well known melody apparently straight, yet make it sound completely fresh and personal. When it comes to accompaniment, she deserves the best, and she certainly gets it here, with a full 42-piece orchestra arranged and conducted by Robert Farnon, no less. The ballads float on a cushion of strings, the swingers skip blithely along over a superbly tight rhythm section. It sounds for all the world like a Hollywood production from the great days; in fact, it was recorded 18 months ago in Wembley.


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