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Claire Martin - Too Much in Love to Care - The Daily Telegraph


30 April 2012
The Daily Telegraph
Ivan Hewett
4 Stars

Claire Martin is one of the few British chanteuses who can impress American aficionados, and this CD shows why.  It's devoted to the Great American Songbook, and includes some little-known gems.  Martin's voice has a warmly seductive edge - when she sings "Don't be a naughty baby" in Embraceable You, it's like an invitation to do just the opposite.


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