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Gentle Creatures

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Gentle Creatures is like a country treasure found at a flea market. The weary, wounded soprano of Tarnation’s Paula Frazer (formerly of Fright wig) is reminiscent of a Patsy Cline — one who writes her own darkly imagistic love songs. The steel guitar, the laconic pace, and the simple arrangements drip with tragedy and a ring of truth. Miles more than can be said for Garth and his schlockmeister colleagues. A