JazzTimes - p.80
"Moyet, with her uncompromising musicality and a diverse history that embraces punk, blues and hard-driving dance beats, is expertly versed in the art of enriching whatever environment she's placed in..."
Personnel: Alison Moyet (vocals); John Parricelli (guitar); Julian Jackson (harmonica); Nicholas Bucknail (clarinet); Jamie Talbot (saxophone); Derek Watkins (trumpet); Anne Dudley (piano, keyboards); Chris Laurence (bass instrument); Ralph Salmins (drums).
The title of Alison Moyet's 2004 release, VOICE, indicates to listeners where the focus of this set falls. On this dizzyingly eclectic collection of tunes, which flits from Gershwin ("The Man I Love") to Elvis Costello ("Almost Blue") to Henry Purcell ("Dido's Lament: When I Am Laid in Earth"), Moyet's textured singing and stirring delivery are front and center, making VOICE the definitive representation of her vocal gifts. Moyet and her accompanying orchestras are given an extra boost here by the tasteful, lush arrangements from producer and composer Anne Dudley.