Album Review: Tough on Crime by Rebecca Pidgeon

Album Name: Tough on Crime
Artist: Rebecca Pidgeon
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Rebecca Pidgeon is an actress and singer and has made progress in both fields. Her new solo record is a pleasing listen. She works with Larry Klein of Joni Mitchell and Shawn Colvin fame.

“Tangerine” is a soft jazzy hush of a song. I’m reminded of Suzanne Vega’s “Caramel” and not just for the edible title.

“Tough on Crime” has a protagonist who’s in love with a superhero. It’s a playful and sensuous song with Walter Becker of Steely Dan guesting on guitar.

“Nasty Guy” is a sharp but still smooth song as Pidgeon lambastes a less than worthy man. Brilliant sleazy harmonica part too.

“The Romance of Everyday” is a classic-sounding ballad that lives up to its title. In all this is a lovely album.

Posted on December 16, 2005

Track Listing
1. Learn To Pray
2. Tangerine
3. Tough On Crime
4. Ordinary Blues
5. Candid Lady
6. Nasty Guy
7. Magazine
8. Cigarette
9. The Romance Of Everyday Life
10. Come Back To Sorrento
11. Army Brat

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