Kate Wolf

Looking Back at You

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Ten live songs, performed at various venues in Southern California between 1977 and 1979 (several at a club in Santa Monica, a couple for a public radio show in L.A., and one at the San Diego Folk Festival). Wolf never exactly went in for heavy production on her studio albums, yet these tracks are notably sparser, featuring little besides Wolf's vocals and guitars (by Wolf and accompanists). The approach is different enough from her studio work to make this worth hearing by fans, especially as it includes both original songs and unexpected covers of compositions by Leonard Cohen, Jackson Browne, Tom Paxton, Utah Phillips, and others.

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