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  • Summary: The latest full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter is a Billie Holiday covers album.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mojo
    Dec 21, 2020
    Here he sings, using multiple guitar tunings for the complex arrangements, and his voice is variously a warm croon, sometimes darker but mostly pure and tender. [Feb 2021, p.82]
  2. Uncut
    Dec 9, 2020
    While Ward's phrasing is very much his own at times, the gambit yields the most compelling results when he best approximates Holiday's silvery delivery and weary air. [Jan 2021, p.33]
  3. Dec 11, 2020
    Its mellow sway is alluring but it also can drift ever so slightly into the realm of mood music, perhaps an inevitable result for a gently restless musician who seems to favor feel over feeling.
  4. 65
    It’s a charming listen, rich in intricacies and possessing a deep warmth and reverence for the original material. Musically, it’s not going to change the world.
  5. 60
    He is no torch singer; most often, Ward recalls John Fahey or Robert Johnson, but the spectral, night-time atmosphere captures the hurt and weariness of Holiday’s delivery.
  6. Dec 10, 2020
    Arriving the same year as the quasi-concept LP Migration Stories, Think of Spring, with its lo-fi esthetic and ambling gait, is compelling at times but feels more like a lark than a passion project.
  7. Rolling Stone
    Dec 17, 2020
    A charming concept. [Dec 2020, p.70]

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  1. Dec 11, 2020
    Thank you M. Ward! this is just brilliant! I Cant stop listening to this on repeat . all Billie Holiday classics done with guitar and vocal. A+++