There is something special about Bellowhead. And there is something special about this album too. It is modern folk music. And it is a really good fun album. Some reviewers seem uncertain if this is a folk album or not. I suppose it doesn't really matter. But in the true sense of the word it is a folk album since folk music is a living tradition that is always changing, finding new expression and taking on new influences.
And what you get here is an interesting mix of musical influences interpreting folk songs. There are influences such as Brass, jazz, funk and rock to name just a few elements. Other reviewers think of this as contempory folk, which it is in the sense it was created in the present era, but in fact it has all been done before. (folk rock, folk pop, blues folk, Steeleye, Fairport or Brass Monkey). However this is worthy of a very special place as an exciting development of classic recodings.