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No Earthly Man


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Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish/German folk artist. Based in Glasgow, Scotland, he has worked with Drag City Records since 1997, releasing three CD/LP’s of music with his former band Appendix Out as well as five CD/LP’s of music under his own name. His work consists of the interpretation of traditional songs and ballads from Scotland and beyond, as well as the composition of new ... Read more in Amazon's Alasdair Roberts Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (12 Jan 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Drag City
  • ASIN: B0007L7PSM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,008 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dobester on 17 Sep 2005
Format: Audio CD
I bought this after hearing the haunting track 'The Cruel Mother' on Late Junction and listening to it again and again on the BBC's internet Radio Player. It's pretty grim stuff in some ways, but it's also a beautiful set of ballads, with a warm, intimate sound. The only downside is the lack of lyrics on the liner notes.
I hadn't bought a British folk album since Chieftains 5 in the 70s (when the late and much missed John Peel was the Late Junction of the day}. I don't think it'll take me that long to buy another, if Alasdair Roberts' other albums are like this one.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Papalamour on 4 April 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I am not too certain why i chose to click on the add "No Eartly Man" to basket button, but i did. Perhaps it was the mentions that i had read about this album over the last couple of weeks. Still, they have never been a guarantee that a CD once arrived is going to be any good.
This CD is a gem, a dour, fragile crystalline Scottish epic, The timeless and suprising combination of Bonny Prince Oldham in the proudcer's chair, the grace that is Alisdair Roberts' voice and the choice of traditional songs from the British Isles is so sublime it makes me want to cry into mah whisky.
Finally after 30 years Dick Gaughan's "Handful of earth" has a rival.
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2 of 46 people found the following review helpful By M. Donnelly on 23 May 2005
Format: Audio CD
I don't get it. I wish I did but I don't. Being a big fan of Will Oldham, I had high expectations of this album but unfortunately it's a big tuneless rambling, depressing ,mess. If you live in the 16th Century, this might be your thing. Otherwise stay clear.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Stunning 25 Dec 2005
By Rebecca Gavin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
For those few throwbacks still cringing at the mention of "folk music", I warn you - stand back. "Folk" music is roaring into century 21 with a world weary awareness of, if not a response to the allmighty rock and roll. Alasdair Roberts, late of Appendix Out, with the aid of the brothers Oldham, brings trad tales of spare and aching beauty. These are not songs of innocence or idealism, but dark retellings of murder most foul. Infanticde, fraticide, poisoning...you didn't think our good Nick Cave dreamt up the murder ballad, did you? Of whatever human beings are capable, it has been immortalized in song. Roberts' tremulous voice serves the material most naturally and the arrangements are simple but wise. If you are tired of mega production and self-consciously clever song writing, try this bittersweet dose of ancient fresh air.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant 15 Dec 2010
By John Bailey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
A recording for the ages. Don't miss it, here is a man who has been able to understand and interpret British folk song as few others have.
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