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Will Oldham: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Sings Greatest Palace Music (Domino)****

Ben Thompson, Observer, The, 22 February 2004

FIRST THINGS FIRST. The 15 songs that Louisville Kentucky singer-songwriter Will Oldham has chosen to reinterpret here (originally featured on three albums, an EP, a single and a mini-album he released under various pseudonyms involving the word 'Palace' in the early/mid-Nineties) constitute the very life-blood of one of the most remarkable bodies of work in the history of popular music.

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