As we may have mentioned in our recent cover interview with
singer-songwriter Jill Jackson, the former Speedway frontwoman is
working on a new solo album, Getaway Driver, which (we've been
told) is scheduled for release in May.
In the meantime, however, Jill's recently released a limited
edition album called The Ones That Got Away, which is available
through her website. Produced by Jill and James Duffin, the album
features twelve of Jill's favourite tracks, some of which you may
be familiar with.... plus two completely new ones.
There is a lot to enjoy in The Ones That Got Away. Jackson's
country music influences are really on show; The Travelling Clown,
for example, starts with some bango finger-picking and
foot-stomping that could not be more country if there were chickens
clucking in accompaniment. There's also a new version of Heart of
Mine, from Jill's Back To Zero album, which is slower and sadder,
the acoustic guitar really allowing Jill's voice to take
centre-stage (mixing my metaphors a bit there).
In short, this is a solid collection of songs both upbeat and
melancholy which showcase the beauty of Jackson's voice and the
quality of her songwriting to date. If you like country music,
you're likely to love this. Recommended.
Buy it here
Jill will be playing London as part of her 'The Ones That Got
Away' Tour. Details below:
Sun 19th February
Buy tickets at www.ticketweb.co.uk