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Willard Grant Conspiracy have always had a knack for subtle angles. Anyone privy to their live shows, from solo Robert Fisher to playing as a drummerless quartet, will feel familiar with these stately, acoustic-and-strings versions of “Soft Hand” and “Fare Thee Well”.

Made with various original members and Steve Wynn, this record is a deliberate echo of their early, “living room” cuts, though there are three new songs, too. The best being Tom Waits“The Ocean Doesn’t Want Me”, in which Fisher’s biblical tenor spools into a soulful epic of distorted guitar.

ROB HUGHES


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