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Carol Kidd - Tell Me Once Again - In Tune International


22 June 2011
In Tune International
Allen Pollock

Whilst auditioning a quality turntable many years ago I cam across the vocal talents of this Scottish lassie and deliberating on the equipment's purchase over several weeks I failed to understand why the album played always featured Carol. Then it dawned on me - the turntable manufacturer and singer's record company were on and the same! Well both it and she are still functioning with my enthusiastic profile of the singer leading the way to reviews of each new album, although it's around four years since her last collection appeared. I'm pleased to report Carol is well on form and this collection, shared with guitarist, Nigel Clark, highlights their shared togetherness and joyfully reflects the best of both artistes. Stormy Weather, Once In A While, I Got Lost In His Arms and The End of a Love Affair represent standards although Carol approached the Burt Bacharach / Hal David opus Alfie as well as Stevie Wonder's Moon Blue to show she's not locked into the past. The duo's co-written Tell Me Once Again sets the mellow mood as the album's title number. In between, Moon River, The Shadow of Your Smile and the slightly adapted He (I) Won't Send Roses are emotionally charged in the gentle less-is-more style imbued in Carol's work. Fulsome notes update the careers of both featured artistes.
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