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Sunday Wilde – He Gave Me A Blue Nightgown | Album Review

Sunday Wilde – He Gave Me a Blue Nightgown
13 tracks/49:21

by MARK THOMPSON. This release, the fourth by Canadian singer/songwriter Sunday Wilde, literally takes you out to the country. Recorded at a remote hunting lodge in the wilderness of Northern Ontario, Wilde combines the qualities of several styles of roots music in a stripped-down presentation that is centered on her unique vocal style. She handles all of the vocals and plays piano. Her support comes from David West on guitar and Rory Slater on upright bass plus Virgil Denmark on violin and Janice Matichuk on accordion. Wilde’s son, Dawson Paulson, joins in using brushes on a metal mailbox. Reno Jack – Rennie Frattura – plays acoustic guitar and helped with the production. The spare arrangements hark back to the early days of recorded music when the focus was on the song and the singer. There are few instrumental solos and when they occur, they are brief statements that quickly shift your attention back Wilde’s delivery of her original material. READ MORE