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Remo Ricaldone, Planet Country Italy, reviews Hilary Scott’s “Don’t Call Me Angel” and says he hopes it doesn’t become a “best kept secret”.

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Remo Ricaldone, in his review (English translation) in Planet Country Italy writes,

“Hilary – in the company of her ‘tour band,’ has self-produced an inspired and vibrant album that can be placed alongside the great female voices of American song, from Carole King to Karla Bonoff, in a succession of inflections and influences ranging from country music to pop and soul. “Do not Call Me Angel” contains nine originals and a cover (a brilliant and intelligent “Kiss” that is very different from the version of the song by the singer from Minneapolis) interpreted with heart and soul by a voice whose nuances are multiple and always engaging.

It takes only a few plays to enter the world of Hilary Scott and fall in love with it, if you are sensitive to songs that have melodies full of suffering, hope and passion, perhaps not easily labeled but often moving and profound. “Do not Call Me Angel” is an important and special work, both for the family memories and for a wisdom obtained and put to service in the quality songwriting of ten songs that ask to be listened to again and again. The title track that inaugurates the album, the intimate and heartfelt “Not Used To Being Used To”, the freshness and rhythm of “You Will Be Mine”, the “Make It Right” piano and organ intertwining to make a sumptuous ballad, as well as “Heartless” reminiscent of the great Californian balladeers of the seventies (Valerie Carter above all) are among the best moments. “Unlove Story” sees Hilary Scott performing on the ukulele and invariably sprouting subtle “Caribbean” colors, “Moon And Back” is another example of balance and taste in a delicious piano ballad, “In Time” and “Here I Am” close the circle and show great humanity and ability. Hoping that it does not remain a ‘best kept secret’.”  Remo Ricaldone

For the Italian version:  http://www.planetcountry.it/hilary-scott-dont-call-me-angel

 

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Mike Davies, Brum Radio, plays Hilary Scott’s “Don’t Call Me Angel” on his show, and says “I think this is easily one of the best songs of the year”

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Mike Davies, plays the “Don’t Call Me Angel” track from Hilary’s soon-to-be-released new album, Don’t Call Me Angel on his “Alternative Roots” 2 hr. show on Brum Radio, Birmingham, UK.  Mike says, “I think this is easily one of the best songs of the year”.  You can listen to the show by following the link below:

Mike Davies – The Alternative Sound – August 19

(If you find you find yourself short of time and can’t listen to the whole show right now, “Don’t Call Me Angel” starts a little after minute 56.  If you go too far, you can’t back up (apparently for legal reasons), but all you have to do is just click out and click back in to restart the show.)

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Mike Davies of Folking.com reviews Hilary Scott’s new album, “Don’t Call Me Angel”

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Mike Davies of Folking.com reviewed Hilary Scott’s new album, “Don’t Call Me Angel”, and here’s a quote from the article.  (Click on the link below to hear what else he has to say…)

“However, it’s the opening title track, a sort of emotional opposite to ‘Angel of the Morning’, that sets the seal on the album’s quality, a slow, brushed honky tonk snare brushed waltz…as she sings “I could never be your savior… just a thief doing time/When you think about me, think of me at my worst/The heroes, the martyrs, the saints, they all ended up cursed” as the number builds to a climax and a quiet farewell.

Quite simply, it’s one of the best old school Americana heartbreakers I’ve heard this year. The rest of the album’s pretty damn fine too.”

Read the full review here:  Hilary Scott Don’t Call Me Angel

 

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Ian D. Hall of Liverpool Sound and Vision reviews Hilary Scott’s “Don’t Call Me Angel”

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In his review of Don’t Call Me Angel, Ian D. Hall in Liverpool Sound and Vision writes:

“From the opening bars of the album title song, and through tracks such as Not Used To Being Used To’, ‘Make It Right’, Unlove Story’, Moon and Back’, ‘In Time’ and the fascinating cover of Prince’s ‘Kiss’, Ms. Scott glows, shimmers in the radiance of the endeavor…Don’t Call Me Angel is nothing short of a blessing to the ears, a rapture of outstanding story-telling and music.”  You can read the full review here:  Liverpool Sound and Vision:  Don’t Call Me Angel  

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Ray Padgett, writing in “Cover Me” reviews Hilary Scott’s Don’t Call Me Angel

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Ray Padgett in Cover Me writes:

“If the only “Kiss” cover you know is that Tom Jones one, get ready for something new, pussycat.  Hilary Scott turns the Prince classic into a smoky blues ballad.  On her upcoming album Don’t Call Me Angel (out October 12), Washington state singer-songwriter Hilary Scott turns the Prince classic into a smoky blues ballad. She starts out sounding like the Mississippi Delta before the song gradually builds into a blast of Bonnie Raitt soul. It’s unlike any “Kiss” cover we’ve ever heard, and one of the best Prince homages to come out since his passing.”  You can read the full article here:  Cover Me: Don’t Call Me Angel

 

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