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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Allen Austin-Bishop: No One Is Alone

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Possibly the best love song ever written, Ewan MacColl composed “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" for Peggy Seeger in 1957. She was in America. He was in England. Then, in those far off days before the IT revolution, when transatlantic calls cost a small fortune, he sang the song to her over the telephone. It's a short number, remarkable for a lyrical intensity that conjures up visions of eternity: The first time, ever I ...