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Carol Kidd - Tell Me Once Again - The Scotsman


18 April 2011
The Scotsman
Kenny Mathieson
4 Stars

It is a bold move for singer Carol Kidd to release her first duo disc in her mid-sixties, and to do so with a slow-to-mid tempo programme of intimate ballads pretty much designed to expose any ageing weaknesses in her voice. A few of those do emerge, but for the most part she delivers a consummate display of the balladeer's art, and Nigel Clark fully justifies his joint billing with impeccably played and beautifully judged acoustic guitar accompaniments. The selection of largely familiar standards is equally well-judged, creating a thematic flow around the theme of longing and loss, from the opening Stormy Weather through such classics as Alfie, Moon River, I Loves You, Porgy and The End of a Love Affair, as well as their self-composed title track, all given the now-familiar Kidd treatment.
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