|1.||"No More Crying" (feat Jimi Tenor) (3:34)|
|1.||"Treat Yourself Right" (3:15)|
Although little known in the UK, singer Marjo Leinonen has enjoyed a long and successful career in her native Finland. Surprisingly, she's put out very few solo records, with the CD-only rhythm and blues set "Huff 'N' Puff" (2012) being her only release of note. She's on fine form here, though, offering up strong and distinctive soul vocals over early 1960s style backing tracks provided by the previously unheard Publicans. Side A's "No More Crying" is particularly potent and comes with the added bonus of flute solos from eccentric Finnish scene stalwart Jimi Tenor. Over on the flip, "Treat Yourself Right" is slow and atmospheric, with Leinonen singing over a beat free soundscape of plucked guitars and dreamy chords.
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