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February 25, 2010, 5:07 pm
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Judith Owen
The Beautiful Damage Collection

[Courgette / ADA Global; March 1]

While the sleeve of last year’s Mopping Up Karma [review] made Judith Owen look like Joanna Newsom’s housekeeper, the cover of The Beautiful Damage Collection could double as an Oil Of Olay ad. As the appellation of ‘Collection’ indicates, it’s a retrospective of sorts; three new recordings, including covers of Arthur Hamilton’s ‘Cry Me A River’ and Henry Purcell’s ‘When I Am Laid’ (aka ‘Dido’s Lament’), join handpicked selections from Judith’s six previous albums re-recorded with legendary arranger, Robert Kirby. Sadly, Kirby passed away in October last year; in his memory, Judith will be performing his orchestrated songs at The Purcell Room in London tomorrow [tickets] for what promises to be a very entertaining evening. Guests include Judith’s husband Harry Shearer (‘Spinal Tap’, ‘The Simpsons’), Claire Martin, Danny Thompson and Ian Shaw. The title of the album was inspired by Judith’s collaborative show with Ruby Wax, Live At The Priory, which used Judith’s songs and comedy to explore Ruby’s road to recovery from depression. Watch the Jamie Lee Curtis-directed video for ‘Here’ below.

01 Best Friend
02 Blighty
03 Conway Bay
04 Cool Life
05 Emily
06 Cry Me A River
07 Here
08 Sympathy
09 My Father’s Voice
10 Train Out Of Hollywood
11 Nicholas Drake
12 I Promise You
13 Smoke On The Water
14 That Scares Me
15 Water
16 When I Am Laid

Judith Owen website


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