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Tamco | Don’t Think Twice


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1. I Put a Spell on You 3:07
2. Henry Lee 5:06
3. River Deep Mountain High 6:11
4. Jolene 4:49
5. I Want You 5:49
6. Stranger Song 4:36
7. Don’t Think Twice 4:32
8. Summer Wine 5:32
9. In the Port of Amsterdam 3:19
10. 1000 Kisses Deep 4:40


Don’t Think Twice is a collection of well-loved songs encompassing a multitude of genres. At first glance the songs appear disparate but look closer and a theme emerges, these are songs of jealousy, deceit and obsession all chosen by Payne for their emotional content. Songs that she and her band mates are able to inhabit and stylishly make their own, drawing on but never enthralled to their influences, to create a powerful work that’s inspirational in its own right. Recorded live in one room as the band were keen to capture ‘a moment rather than a process’. With no song requiring more than two or three takes the whole album took just three days to record.


‘This is a decidedly cultured piece of work from an artist whose talent has not been recognised’. BBC MUSIC

‘Undoubtedly the most purely enjoyable release of the year’. MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

‘Bristol-sound singer Tammy Payne attempts to redefine the art of jazz vocals on a repertoire of well-known pop and folk songs in which her cool, dispassionate voice is set against the spiky guitar and Farfisa-organ contributions of a really outstanding quartet, with Portishead’s Jim Barr (who also produces) playing bass. On ‘River Deep Mountain High’ and Costello’s ‘I Want You’, it’s fantastic’. INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY


Music written by:
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (I Put a Spell on You), Ike & Tina Turner (River Deep Mountain High), Dolly Parton (Jolene), Bob Dylan (I Want You & Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right), Leonard Cohen (Stranger Song & 1000 Kisses Deep), Lee Hazlewood (Summer Wine) and Jacques Brel (In the Port of Amsterdam).

Recorded and mixed by Jim Barr on J and J Studios, Bristol.
Mastered by Shawn Joseph at Optimum Mastering.

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