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Album: Heidi Talbot, Angels Without Wings (Navigator)

There's a lot going for Angels Without Wings. It has a band and production corps to die for; fine songwriters falling over themselves to deliver touching songs; and Talbot's voice, which is fresh as a dew-decked cobweb. Step forward Jerry Douglas,

Tim O'Brien, Mark Knopfler, Karine Polwart… The list goes on. It's a bright, optimistic, emotive world, Heidi's, and well suited to the neutral "roots" pop sound which frames it. Everything turns out fine.