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On Pilgrimage, singer/songwriter Amy Duncan will likely recall early Joni Mitchell to many listeners with her stirring, wide-ranging vocals that favor the pristine upper register; stark guitar-and-piano-dominated arrangements; and melodic, haunting compositions. If anything, the tone might be even more somber than the most somber of the songs on Mitchell's debut album Song to a Seagull (the Mitchell record this most strongly resembles), which is saying something. Acknowledging that this isn't the newest of territories to explore, it's a pretty well-done and pleasing effort in this particular singer/songwriting style. The material's both bleak and graceful, enhanced by clear, spacious production that resists the temptation to embroider songs that are best-served by minimal backing.