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Lucinda Williams: World Without Tears (Lost Highway)

Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, May 2003

IT STARTS WITH A shivery vibrato guitar, straight off one of those '60s New York soul ballads – Betty Harris' 'Cry To Me', perhaps, or Garnett Mimms & the Enchanters' 'I'll Take Good Care of You'.

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