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McEvoy, Eleanor, Love Must be Tough

This album takes Eleanor into new territory, featuring other writers’ songs. The theme is Love, Romance and Loss, but not particularly in the context of Wealth, Youth or Obvious Allure. Terry Allen’s ‘Lubbock Woman’ exemplifies the album’s theme. ‘Love Must Be Tough’ speaks of realism and hope in love. Songs by men, Eleanor’s singing gives the titles a new twist. Listen to Rodney Crowell’s achingly beautiful ‘Shame On The Moon’ and Butch Hancock’s wistful ‘He Never Spoke Spanish To Me’. The exception is Priscilla Bowman’s 1955 classic ‘Hands Off Him’ with full Brass arrangement. Eleanor’s co-writing partnership, with Dave Rotheray (The Beautiful South), features on ‘Old New Borrowed and Blue’ and ‘The Night May Still Be Young, (But I am not)’.

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