Midwest Record

This reissue from 2005 in the Dunelm Series from the label finds them exploring the kind of material Sideshow Bob would be singing as he tried to kill Bart if Fox wouldn’t have to play royalties on it. Spirited early 20th century British songs, these are the kind of art songs that never quite hit the mainstream but were treasured in parlors back in the day. This vocal/piano combo have their fingers on the pulse of the material delivering something well beyond an arts council recording. It helps if you have a drawing room sensibility to get into this material, but if you are there, this record is more than happy to meet you half way.

—Chris Spector