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Karen Elson: Double Roses

Holly Gleason, Paste, 6 April 2017

IN THE SEVEN YEARS since Karen Elson's The Ghost Who Walks, there have been glimpses of the woman who was to emerge on Double Roses. A haunted take on Lyle Lovett's 'If I Had A Boat' for the film Still Alice, joining Michael Stipe for a rendition of 'Ashes To Ashes' at last year's David Bowie tribute concert and reimagining Lou Reed's 'Vicious' for Record Store Day or Stevie Nicks' 'Gold Dust Woman' for the Fleetwood Mac tribute album Just Tell Me That You Want Me displayed a restiveness that suggested there was more to her music than her debut album suggested.

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