Barb Jungr - Bare
BARB JUNGR, 'Britain's answer to Ute Lemper' and, has a long overdue new album out. Entitled Bare, it's a stripped-down, late-night, emotionally exposed set from a simple teaming of Barb in top voice and pianist Russell Churney turning in some of his finest playing. Barb has always had the knack of stripping down familiar songs and making you see them afresh, a skill well -demonstrated in blistering versions of Ray Davies' 'Waterloo Sunset' and Ian Dury's 'What a Waste'; in a more cabaret-oriented vein, there are great versions of Brel's 'Sons of' and the Piaf/Monnot standard 'Les amants d'un jour' (in English), plus Robb Johnson's anguished 'Au depart', Collins' 'My Father' which always causes a shiver at Barb's live gigs and three originals including the hearbrokern 'Where Are You Now?'
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