That Andy Scott and Madeleine Peyroux have established a mutual admiration society seems entirely reasonable. They’re cut from the same exquisite musical cloth. Like Peyroux, Scott is an enticing oxymoron who seems not of this century yet entirely contemporary. He and Peyroux have often worked together, and the multitalented vocalist/guitarist/pianist invited her to produce Don’t Tempt Fate, which might more accurately have been titled Andy Scott Unplugged. She declined, but agreed to participate in other ways, twining voices with Scott on the percolating title track and elsewhere playing guitar and ukulele.
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