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Dear Companion

Meg Baird Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (11 Jun 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • ASIN: B000OCZ982
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 157,746 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. River Song 2:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Cruelty Of Barbry Ellen 6:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. Maiden In The Moor Lay 2:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Sweet William And Fair Ellen 5:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. All I Ever Wanted 3:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Willie O'Winsbury 6:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Dear Companion (Trad, After Shiela Kay Adams) 2:27£0.79  Buy MP3 

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars lovely folky acoustic album 13 Jun 2007
Format:Audio CD
Finally got my copy of Meg Baird's "Dear Companion" solo album on CD.

And it's wonderful!

I loved her vocals with Espers and wanted to hear more. Then there was the 7" single last year (both songs included on the album) and talk of a forthcoming solo album, which got me excited. Now it's here. This album allows her vocal talent to shine without some of the more noisy aspects of Espers swamping it. It's good selection of traditional songs, more recent covers and a couple of her own compositions.

A lovely folky acoustic album, with beautiful and sometimes delicate vocals.

Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Star Folk 20 Dec 2008
By noddy g
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Its a very simple album, and this works so well. Acoustic Guitair that would grace any classic era ( 60s early 70s) folk album plus Megs solo voice. There are no drums, no effects , no bass guitar etc etc and that is a plus point. One track , the second version of Dear Comapnion is unacompanied. Almost half the songs are traditional. Will O Winsbury being the standout classic this is pure lovelyness, haunted and wonderful. I know this song due to the brilliant Anne Briggs , and it would seem that Meg may of well immersed her self in Anne before setting off to make this album. "All I ever wanted" is so full of emotion it hurts. This is one of those albums that seems to be a crossover, not so much in musical style , but in continent, an American playing and singing in an English folk style. But it works and works well, one of my fave Cds at the moment !
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Clear Bell 12 Aug 2007
By M. Mason - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Meg Baird gives us an intimate, modern presentation of folk music, revealing why traditional song still speaks to us. She extends the concept and reach of classic ballads like Barbary Ellen and Willie O'Winsbury into the 21st century with covers of under-recognized 60s and 70s ballads such as The Waltze of the Tennis Players (Alan Fraser) and All I Ever Wanted (New Riders of the the Purple Sage). The arc is made complete with two of Baird's own contemporary compositions. Baird seems to whisper the tunes on Dear Companion directly in the listener's ear, pulling human experience out of the arcane language of classic ballads and the forgotten recent past to connect it to our lived experience, breathing stories into our hearts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Why in the world has "This been discontinued by the manufacturer"? 2 Jan 2009
By Gregg Zajic - Published on
Format:Audio CD
I'm 60 years old, and I haven't heard anything this clear and true since, at the end of the set, Chuck Mitchell's wife sang a couple of her own songs--Urge for Going and Circle Game--at the Chessmate in Detroit in 1966.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Shades of Sandy Denny 10 Jan 2009
By Walter in Austin - Published on
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There is a timeless quality to this album that is reminiscent of Sandy Denny (who, in my opinion, is the greatest female vocalist of all time, not to mention a great songwriter). The mix of traditional and contemporary covers, plus the fine original material, bodes well for future releases. I can't wait to hear what Ms. Baird will come out with next. I sense limitless possibilities.
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