Clive Gregson / Christine Collister

The Last Word

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By 1992, the Gregson & Collister team had fallen apart, and the two had decided to record one more album before calling it quits. Last Word gives all the intimate details of a dissolving relationship, packed with real emotion and a dignified, stylish execution. In many ways, the duo tied things up with the high point of their career -- their extraordinary harmonies and cool mix of folk, jazz, country, and blues have never sounded better. And though the subject matter doesn't stray far from Gregson's usual themes, knowing the circumstances of the recording brings a new dimension to the songs, making the statements all the more powerful and touching.

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