Your Face" is delivered as thoroughly unsentimental, with a spare, modest backing.
Other tracks include the winsome "Who Knows Where the Tiime Goes," as well as "Sandman's Coming" (a song about a dying child) and "Young Man Cut Down in His Prime," a moving lament about an AIDS victim. Told you it wasn't a party album! Still, there are few vocalists as warm-sounding as Barbara Dickson -- her voice is absolutely gorgeous, and she sings everything with grace and intelligence. Her version of Jackson Browne's "Love Needs a Heart" is simply amazing, with a bluesy horn section giving the song a gritty Memphis feel. Check this one out.
'DAILY TELEGRAPH' - November 1995 (Review by Colin Randall)
With satisfactory versions of songs written by Sandy Denny, Lal Waterson, Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, Dickson just about dispels fears that last year's splendid 'Parcel Of Rogues' album might be no more than a solitary return to folk roots.
DARK END OF THE STREET (1995)
'DAILY MAIL' - November 1995 (Review by Michael Cable)
From Ewan MacColl to Randy Newman, and from 'Brother Can You Spare A Dime' to 'First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', this eclectic selection of songs enables Barbara Dickson to demonstrate the full range of her vocal versatility.
There is light at the "Dark End...
Dark is right: "Dark End of the Street" has to be the moodiest, most reflective disc Barbara Dickson has cut. That's not to say it's a downer; however, don't put this on expecting to liven up an evening. Even "The First Time I Ever Saw