Claire Martin - Perfect Alibi - The Observer

Claire Martin has long been one of Britain's finest voices and she lends her smoky tones to some classic songs on latest outing "Perfect Alibi"

The husky-voiced singer could tackle pretty much any song and make something of it but while "Perfect Alibi" may be eclectic the material is perfectly picked. Martin tackles How Can I Be Sure? with the confidence of Dusty, John Martyn joins her on Man In The Station, and Hendrix's Up From The Skies is a slinky blueswalk.

Other gems include the Stylistics' People Make The World Go Round, Donny Hathaway's More Than You'll Ever Know, and Laura Nyro's He's A Runner.

The Observer
01 May 2000