patty waters – you loved me

On what would have been her third record, Patty Waters explored what love might be. She confesses to not knowing exactly what it was at the dawn of her career; the voice here, originally recorded in 1970, takes on a sublime composure that battles the darkness of her debut, ‘Sings’ (1965).  It is touching knowing that this slow-motion flood of joy came through shadowiness. The enigmatic patience of Waters’ piano playing sets a tone of consideration and knowingness. Between the despair in her early recordings and the jazz standard-years of the 90s, ‘You Loved Me’ sits cosily as a moment of crystalline reflection. 

23/30

A favourite: ‘Touched By Rodin In A Paris Museum’

‘You Loved Me’ is out now via Cortizona.

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