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CD: Joan As Police Woman - The Deep Field | reviews, news & interviews

CD: Joan As Police Woman - The Deep Field

CD: Joan As Police Woman - The Deep Field

Erstwhile torch singer cheers up and gets funky

Joan Wasser: Creating a tune fondue

There’s a story doing the rounds that, while good, Joan Wasser’s latest fails to hit the highs of her other albums as Police Woman. Don’t believe it; it’s pure snobbery. In a world of MP3s this is a gorgeous warm album that will sound forever vinyl. When first she ditched her violin in favour of becoming a singer-songwriter, Wasser claimed she wanted to create the sound of old Al Green records. Instead, she gave us fragile torch songs that sounded like PJ Harvey and Cat Power learning songwriting from Laurie Anderson. Here, finally, however, is the fruit of that earlier ambition.

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