Shadow Cat

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Fourteen solo tracks recorded between 1993 and 1999. Fans who like Hitchcock best when he’s in a deep and atmospheric mood will be rewarded by the minimal but absorbing “Beautiful Shock,” the stripped-down rock guitar figures of “Never Have to See You Again,” and the ominous yet playful title cut. More a sampler of odds and ends from his notebooks than a new album proper, it’s a fine reminder of why he’s regarded as one of the most gifted and singular British songwriters around. UK edition