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Folk on 2: Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger CD

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  • Audio CD (30 Sept. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • ASIN: B0000001ZR
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 226,040 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Thirty Foot Trailer
2. Shoals Of Herring
3. Fish Gutter's Song
4. First Time Ever
5. White Wind
6. Berry Fields Of Blair
7. Going To West
8. Invader
9. My Old Man
10. Spinning Wheel
11. Joy Of Living
12. Ewan MacColl In Conversation With Jim Lloyd - Ewan MacColl

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1. Thirty Foot Trailer
2. The Shoals Of Herring
3. The Fish Gutters Song
4. The First Time Ever
5. White Wind
6. The Berry Fields Of Blair
7. Going To The West
8. The Invader
9. My Old Man
10. Spinning Wheel
11. Joy Of Living

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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Donald Minifie on 27 Sept. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I had many of the tracks already but it was interesting to hear the other artists though MacColl's interview was very short and could have been longer.
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Good Recording, Just Not My Cup Of Tea 11 Dec. 2012
By Stephen Mann - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Ewen MacColl is a legend in Folk circles, and has written songs everyone knows but have no idea who wrote them. I bought this recording because I wanted to hear the writer's own take on one of my long-time favorite songs: Shoals of Herring.

These recordings are from two concerts performed for the BBC, and are live. The sound is reasonably good, well up to BBC standards, The lyrics first-rate and the recordings very well preserved, but I'm afraid I don't appreciate the technique or the vocals to be found here. Indeed, the version of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", written by MacColl for Peggy Seeger and sung by her, sounded dreadful to me.

This is, of course a matter of taste and experience.

You will also hear his daughter on this recording, as the family performs a long, multi-movement White Wind - a story of the disenfranchisement of the South African aboriginal people at the hands of the newcomer white race. This piece had some resonance for me, but I haven't the stamina to listen to it repeatedly.

There is an interview with MacColl at the end of the recording, a short one, that is very well worth listening to.

I don't feel the replay value of this album is going to be high in my case. Your mileage will certainly vary, especially if you are a dyed-in-the-wool one-hand-over-the-ear folkie.
MacColl not singing on at least 2 songs....a disappointment! 19 Feb. 2014
By Poodle Lover - Published on Amazon.com
I am not writing a review for the entire album but rather 2 of individual songs I purchased: Thirty Foot Trailer and Shoals of Herring. Neither song is performed by Ewan MacColl but rather Ian Campbell. I didn't recognize this from the sound clips and should have researched the album more when I couldn't find it on All Music Guide. Although Campbell's versions are very good, indeed, I believe I already own them on other CD's/LP's.
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