An absolute classic recording from June Tabor, the first lady of British folk song. June Tabor is one of Britain's national treasures. A singer of unrivalled majesty and beauty, she has been recording since the early 1970s, collecting an ever-growing audience without compromising her artistic integrity. Her legions of admirers include contemporaries like Elvis Costello and Richard Thompson, and the film-maker Ken Russell. Aqaba, June Tabor's compelling and dramatic album from 1988 includes, amongst the many highlights, June's classic reading of 'The King Of Rome', 'Verdi Cries' and the splendid Bill Caddick composed title track.