New CD releases review: Lee Ann Womack, Gregory Porter and more
ALBUM OF THE WEEK
LEE ANN WOMACK
The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone, 4/5 (ATO)
It is one of her own compositions, Hollywood, which steals all the plaudits though: the story of a luxurious life being turned upside down by mistrust and loneliness, it has a haunting arrangement straight out of a 1940s film noir.
MICHAEL BALL & ALFIE BOE
Ball And Boe Back Together, 3/5 (Decca)
The combination of Ball’s wide-eyed croon and Boe’s operatic gusto should not really work.
But dollops of charm and some unpredictable song choices make this follow-up to their debut album something of a... read more
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