Kathryn Williams and Neill MacColl - Two

EXPECTATIONS were high for this collaboration of Mercury-nominated Brit-folkster Williams and the talented guitarist and singer from the MacColl clan. Recorded in just six days after a chance pairing on a BBC show, the organic, timeless and almost fateful

EXPECTATIONS were high for this collaboration of Mercury-nominated Brit-folkster Williams and the talented guitarist and singer from the MacColl clan.

Recorded in just six days after a chance pairing on a BBC show, the organic, timeless and almost fateful nature of this alliance permeates every song, Williams' tissue-soft voice as intimate and plaintive as ever, an expert pairing with MacColl's lightness of touch.

The snapshots of emotive times that may be fleeting, but stick in both heart and mind, are quickly bewitching.

A variety of plucked strings lend Grey Goes a quirky, jerky and perky feel, the only track to pleasantly prick through this otherwise comfort-blanket-like set. ****