Monday, 14 August 2017

Liane Carroll - The Right To Love, album review

Sauteed in the English Frying Pan

Quite simply, a fine vocal performance from Carroll whose singing and piano playing I’m sure I first watched on YouTube years ago, but never followed up even though I remember being impressed then. It’s the energy in the covers that strikes right away – nothing astonishingly original by any means, but damn good, like the significant scat-version of the standard Georgia. There’s a sweet, sassy offering in It’s a Fine Line where the voice is emotively charged.

There is, however, something quite distinctive in the version of Tom Wait’s great song In the Neighbourhood – which is naturally so firmly steeped in his performance – when Carroll intones in her emotive, sauteed full-volume

Well, the eggs chase the bacon round the fryin' pan

and with its clear English accent. A nice rendition of I Get Along Without You Very Well follows this and closes the strong album.

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