CD Review: Swing Out Sister's Private View


Swing Out Sister
Private View
Shanachie Entertainment
Producer: Swing Out Sister
8 out of 10

Credit the eruption of the Icelandic Volcano a few years ago for this unique acoustic project, which finds Swing Out Sister—the UK duo of Corinne Drewery and keyboardist Andy Connell—celebrating their 25th Anniversary with soulful, dreamy re-imaginings of both familiar hits (“You On My Mind,” “Notgonnachange”) and lesser known but still worthy album tracks (the instrumental, vibes driven take on “Now You’re Not Here”). Not knowing when flights for their Euro tour would resume, SOS decided to record these colorful, grown-up arrangements. Two cool, trippy new interludes enhance a collection which shows off the duo’s jazzier side. ——Jonathan Widran