DVD: Alison Krauss, A Hundred Miles or More, (Decca/Rounder)

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An hour "in the studio" with the purest musician in America, watching her do songs from her last, elegant but over-finessed album. For a woman who places so much emphasis on naturalness and authenticity, she must really like her make-up artist, who appears to have done the job with a spatula and blowtorch.

Nice outfits, though. And hair. The music? Nine songs, starting with "You're Just a Country Boy", performed with eminent guests in a hallowed atmosphere, plus interviews. About as natural and spontaneous as a 'Vogue' cover shoot.

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