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Thirty-five years on from solo debut Just Because I’m A Woman, the post-Porter Parton finally gets a golden handshake from her peers. And some line-up it is. In keeping with recent LPs, the treatments that work best are the stark, uncluttered ones: Norah Jones’ breathy “The Grass Is Blue”, the impassioned quiet of Shelby Lynne’s “The Seeker”, and, particularly, Me’Shell Ndeg

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