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Beginners Guide To English Folk

17 Sep 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 17 Sep 2012
  • Label: Nascente
  • Copyright: (c) 2012 Demon Music Group Ltd
  • Total Length: 2:34:23
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  • ASIN: B009CXS5TE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,123 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Spiritwood on 28 May 2013
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I would consider myself to be a folk fan although my music taste is very eclectic. I seem to have been born at the wrong time as my large music collection seems to be predominantly made up of 60's and 70's music from Zeppelin to Zappa and a large chunk of both my vinyl and cd collection would come under the heading of "folk". Folk music is often wrongly categorised online and the genre subsequently seems to encompass singer songwriters, mellow acoustic and all manner of artists. Tesco are especially annoying in regards to this, having the audacity to place Daniel O'Donnell in their folk section. Traditionalists would reject anything that was not a recording of a song from the 18th century. For me folk music encompasses both tradition and modernity, after all the great Louis Armstrong once famously said " All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song". Quite right too.

English Folk music has a long and colourful history that has been handed down through the generations. Being "The people's music" it has been used to highlight political issues, tell stories, myths and legends. The older songs are windows to life in another time, but with issues and struggles that we can usually relate to today. This box set showcases three generations of folk musicians and bands from the 1950's up to present day.

THREE DISCS OF MUSIC:

Disc one could be said to explore the "roots" of folk music in the UK, Davy Graham, June Tabor, John Renbourne and Bert Jansch amongst others get an airing here. Discs two and three showcase the 1960's onwards highlighting some of the "new" folk artists who played their part on what has been called "the folk revival". There is a tracklist at the very end of this review.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By R. Walker on 30 Mar 2010
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Sometimes these compilations can be a hit or miss affair with some great stuff balanced with some dross but this 3CD set is excellent and great value for money. I also like the packaging with each CD in a slimline case and all three inside a card sleeve. If you like the genre it is a good set to listen to.
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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Marcia TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 April 2011
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There are three discs in this generous compilation album that is also such a budget price. The whole project is excellent. Each disc has fifteen tracks and each disc is in a slim line CD case. All three discs are contained within a cardboard sleeve.
This album is an excellent way to get an idea of the sort of music that each artist creates. And therefore the title "a beginners guide to" is a fitting one. If you are new to English folk music and want to explore the diverse sounds of English Folk music then this album is a good budget way to explore a wealth of material.
It is good as a sampler of the wealth of recordings and musicians that are, or have been popular on the folk scene.
Without a doubt this is an impressive collection of recordings.
There are too many artists to mention all of them, but with great tracks by the likes of Ann Briggs, Martin Carthy, Davy Graham, Nic Jones, The Watersons, Ewan MacColl, kate Rusby, Eliza Carthy, Pentangle, Fairport Convention, John Tams, and the Young Tradition you cannot go wrong. Between them they span decades of English Folk music performers from the Folk revival of the 1950s to the present day.
There is a wide and broad diversity in interpretational styles represented here which not only showcases the richness of our cultural heritage but also the wealth of quality musicians and the variety of ways that English Folk music can be presented. The music ranges from the very traditional to the more contempory folk song writers and styles.
English Folk music is rich with its long history and repertoire that has been handed down by generations of people. It is the "People's music".
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Wayno on 26 Nov 2012
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By no stretch of the imagination would I describe myself as a folkie, early Fairport I'm sad to say is the only folk I have listened to. Bought this out of curiosity after all it has to be good does'nt it, A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO ENGLISH FOLK. Well I am not disappointed in fact ths 3cd collection is absolutely brilliant.I have had it for about three weeks now and its fair to say I have'nt stopped playing it since. Well done to the complier Colin Irwin. My eyes and ears have been well and truly opened. Never did I realise what fantastic singers and musicians we have in these islands. Theres what I would call traditional folk and yes there's some very groovy dare I say it funky combos out there.
Needless to say I have now purchased several other folk cd's and I suppose thats the purpose of this collection, showcase the talent and the buying public will buy, just like me.
Just buy it, you'll regret it if you dont.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Joe Stanley on 12 Nov 2012
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Usually a 3 disc compilation has a fair amount of dross. Not this set! Nearly every track is of interest to the true folk enthusiast or a good introduction to an aspect of folk music for the novice.The only problem is that there are so many jumping off point that require further investigation. Could be spending a small fortune in more specialist stores unless Amazon beefs up it's selection of folk CDs.
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