Music: Shuffle by Mundy ***
Anybody expecting new material from the Birr troubadour will be disappointed.
This is an album of covers in which Mundy stays very much within his comfort zone.
His heroes -- Dylan, Waits and Mark Linkous -- are tackled, although he is to be applauded for choosing lesser-known tracks.
Gemma Hayes provides accompaniment on a handful of songs and Joe Chester assists with a sensitive production.
The covers are faithfully done -- Mundy isn't one for radically re-inventing another's song -- but there's much to be charmed by, not least a pop-rock version of Warren Zevon's Reconsider Me (with Hayes sharing lead vocals) and a spectral take on John Prine's Angel From Montgomery.
Butcher Boy author Patrick McCabe, incidentally, has written the liner notes.
Burn it: Reconsider Me
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