Jack & Amanda Palmer: You Got Me Singing review – an affecting and honest covers album

(8ft Records)

Ukulele-toting provocateur Amanda Palmer is all about instinct; if she wants to make a covers album to celebrate her relationship with her father, renewed through a shared love of music, why not? On these songs, chosen for their meaning to the pair, her aim is touchingly true on a sonorous cover of Leonard Cohen’s title track, a rousing father-daughter call-and-response on Richard Thompson’s 1952 Vincent Black Lightning and Palmer’s fragile, touching and timely take on Sinéad O’Connor’s Black Boys on Mopeds. You Got Me Singing is not just a cute fan curio, but an affecting, honest tribute to family and creativity.

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Emily Mackay

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