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22 Oct 2012

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  Song Title
Awkward Annie [feat. Chris Thile]
Unquiet Grave [feat. Aoife O'Donovan]
Sun Grazers [feat. Paul Weller]
The Lark [feat. Nic Jones]
Planets [feat. Sarah Jarosz]
Wandering Soul [feat. Dick Gaughan]
Who Will Sing Me Lullabies [feat. Richard Thompson]
Jolly Plough Boys [feat. Dick Gaughan]
Sho Heen [feat. Jerry Douglas]
Bitter Boy [feat. Damien O'Kane]
Disc 2
Baa Baa Black Sheep
I Courted A Sailor [feat. Jim Causley]
Mocking Bird [feat. Sara Watkins]
The Good Man [feat. Joe Rusby]
Annan Waters [feat. Bob Fox]
All God's Angels [feat. Paul Brady]
Elfin Knight [feat. Dave Burland]
Wild Goose [feat. Stephen Fretwell]
Home [feat. Mary Chapin Carpenter]
Underneath The Stars
Bring Me A Boat [feat. Declan O'Rourke]

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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Pure Records (Yorkshire) Ltd., Exclusively licensed to Mighty Village Records Ltd, distributed under exclusive license by Universal Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Lt
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  • Total Length: 1:30:52
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  • ASIN: B009M5NMIG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 596 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent 22 Oct 2012
Format:Audio CD
This is an album made with an obvious love - it's a true celebration of a wonderful career (so far) but it's more than just a retrospective. Each of the tracks (with one or two exceptions) has appeared on previous albums but here they've been reimagined with new arrangements, new musicians and a guest artist on almost every one.

Oddly enough, the only misstep (for me) is the first track: Awkward Annie - I just found it a bit, awkward. "Unquiet Grave" almost had me in tears of sadness, "Who will sing me lullabies" had me even closer to the edge but "Planets" is simply gorgeous. "The Good Man" was the first Kate Rusby track I ever heard and I love the new version. My favourite track is probably "Underneath The Stars" which features the Grimethorpe Colliery Band - a beautiful song which somehow manages to be even better than the original.

All in all, a fabulous listen both for existing fans of Rusby and those wanting to find out what the fuss is all about. This is an album made by someone confident in her craft and ready for another 20.

And as for Baa Baa Black Sheep. "Cute" doesn't cut it!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Melancholy and blissful 30 Oct 2012
Format:Audio CD
I've only listened to the first cd and for the first time today but I had to write something, it is wonderful. I am looking forward to going to work tomorrow so I can start listening again. Listening to this is a sweet, melancholy and blissful experience.

As you would expect, Kate Rusby's voice is achingly beautiful. The Rusby sound is still intact but the guests add new detail and depth to the songs. I found that the more different the guest vocalists' voices were, the more I liked the results. It's always lovely to hear Eddi Reader but, so far, the standout track for me has been 'Sungrazers'. As soon as Paul Weller chimed in I surprised myself by spontaneously burst into tears. It is a beautiful track and I love the combination of their voices.

I can't wait to get further into listening to this, it will bear many, many listenings. It is great value and it doesn't matter if you already have all of the original tracks, there will be something different for you here. I can't recommend this highly enough.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Typical Rusby 7 July 2013
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I loved it - especially Tracks 5,6 and 7. I would recommend this to all Rusby fans, it won't disappoint
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous easy-going folk album. 17 April 2013
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With a very listenable voice and a great cross-section of tunes from Kate's last 20 years in the business, this is a great album to have, even if you're not massively into folk music. I think it will appeal to many people, who like all sorts of music.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Big G
Format:Audio CD
I know some fans don't like their favourite artists re-recording their work for compilation albums, but I do. I remember when Gordon Lightfoot released the two "Gord's Gold" albums, most of the tracks had been re-recorded and they were given wonderful new life. For me, it's the same here.

Kate Rusby has been quite brave in not only re-working these tunes, but also by bringing in artists she admires - and, for me, they all work! There isn't a bad track on the album. I even include Baa Baa Black Sheep in this statement - 27 seconds of little Daisy singing is fine by me. I also think we can now confirm that Kate is a pretty darn good songwriter. These are great songs, with Kate's voice is in great shape and all her fellow vocalists play their part in making the album such a success. However, I want to say how much I loved the instrumentation on this album - I love the use of the electric guitar, as on 'The Wild Goose' - inspired.

I was surprised by Paul Weller's rendition of 'Sun Grazers', which is fabulous; my other favourite is 'Who Will Sing Me Lullabies' with Richard Thompson - but it would be wrong to pick out just a couple for the twenty.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seen live in Donny 25 Oct 2013
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Went to see KR in Doncaster at our new theatre ( Cast). She was excellent and performed some of the tracks from the CD " 20 " so I just had to buy it for myself. Better price at Amazon than those selling on the night. Can never understand that !
Anyway, the CD is excellent and the "new " versions of these songs are all very good. Especially love the short track of Kate's daughter singing a nursery rhyme - so cute and an obvious star of the future.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 13 Jun 2013
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Lovely album from Kate Rusby, If you are a fan of her music then you surely will not be disappointed.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Girl's Still Got It! 27 Oct 2012
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All I can really do is echo the comments made by other reviewers. These CDs are nothing short of superb, and they have quite restored my faith in the Barnsley Nightingale after what I considered to be a rather 'poor' tour in 2011. Keep 'em coming Kate!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I discovered Kate Rusby completely by accident and am so glad I did. I absolutely love her music and find it very calming.
Published 24 days ago by David Gornall
3.0 out of 5 stars Not her best
A bit of a dirge unfortunately, not exactly a celebration of 20 years.
Lighten up hen, ye've still got a great voice!
Published 27 days ago by Mrs Helen Thomson
5.0 out of 5 stars FAB ARTIST
Published 1 month ago by no1wheatie
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful songstress
I have been a fan of Kate Rusby's since first hearing "Who will sing me lullabies" many years ago. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Andrew Coxon
4.0 out of 5 stars New songs and old songs remixed
A celebration of 20 years of music making, on this album kate has taken some old classic songs and put a new twist on them for some that works well but for a few the old version... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dr. Nicholas P. G. Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Kate
A great collection of twenty Kate Rusby tracks, covering some of the very best songs from her career; supported by some of the very best British Folk artists. Read more
Published 3 months ago by jdb
5.0 out of 5 stars Remember to breath..........
There are times when listening to Kate Rusby's crystal clear voice, on headphones, when it is tempting to stop breathing - for fear of 'muddying' her voice. Read more
Published 5 months ago by RN DAVIES
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully woven harmonies
This new album is much more interesting musically as Kate uses other artists to weave exquisite harmonies through the simple folk melodies. Kates joy wirh life is in every song.
Published 6 months ago by Annie Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Kate Rusby - New CD 20 Review
20 Receive the CD on Friday - listened through & have kept dipping in since ! Sooo Good ! And 20 Trks as well ! Read more
Published 6 months ago by David Burrows
5.0 out of 5 stars what a voice !!
what can i say a lyrical beuty and the voice of an angel would make anybody think twice about folk music
Published 8 months ago by andy shields
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