Patricia O’Callaghan - Naked Beauty
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Patricia O’Callaghan - Naked BeautyWith her third album, the Toronto soprano has recorded another two songs by Leonard Cohen (bringing her Lenny quotient up to seven), and one by each of Kurt Weill (13) and Randy Newman (two). A usually inspired interpreter, O’Callaghan unwisely covers “Cry Me a River” and the haunting “Ballad of Lucy Jordan,” which Marianne Faithfull owns. But she redeems herself with a stunning version of Neil Young’s “I Believe in You” and a delightful tango with Barenaked Ladies’ Steven Page on their playful “Sad Boy.”
 



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