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  • Audio CD (1 Feb 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Fledg'ling
  • ASIN: B00309Q2NM
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 201,668 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen10. How Should I Your True Love Know? 2:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
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A remarkable debut album which carries English folk music into the 21st century. A beautiful and remarkably assured debut album from Ian King, which mixes English traditional song with a very contemporary sound palate. Working with the acclaimed On-U sound crew - Adrian Sherwood and Skip 'Little Axe' McDonald - has enabled King to bring a new and exciting perspective to the songs of Old England. "It's been quite a while since I felt this excited and impressed by a singer". Ian King has star-quality and a commanding stage-presence. He is a grown-up singer, straightforward and strong, and his band, which includes the incomparable Skip McDonald, surprises and intrigues with accompaniments that are elegant, witty, daring and powerful.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S.R.J VINE VOICE on 24 Nov 2010
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A Yorkshireman who builds dry stone walls makes his first album and truly wonderful it is. Produced by Adrian Sherwood (known primarily for his work making dub records)who seems to have influenced the work in so far as there are elements of reggae and dub but not overtly so, its more a hint of rather than expicitly dubbed up folk. But its the folk element that shines through, with King being a bit of a dare devil by reworking a number of very traditional folk standards (eg 'Flash company'). He does so with elements of electronica, really pulsing but gentle rhythms, along with brass and strings all creating a heady mix of lush sounding and brilliantly competent musicality ne'r heard in the folk world before. It is in that sense quite a unique blend, that will have many a folkie choking on their ale!
But as a long standing lover of folk music I don't find it remotely offensive, au contraire, its refreshing and engaging,different and confident.
To quote Mr King himself ""I might not be from the traditional English school of folk but I sincerely believe that all traditional music shares a common ground. My objective is to create a sound with broad appeal beyond just folk".Apparently he spent many an hour at Cecil House (the repository of all uk folk wisdom and knowledge) researching appropriate numbers to cover for this album. His dedication has paid dividends, I recommend this as an album by a musician who is going to make waves.
S.R.J
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Cressida Bowyer on 4 Feb 2010
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Rootsy reggae treatments of trad folk songs, plus some new compositions by Ian King. Gorgeous vocals, great brass, produced by Adrian Sherwood and featuring the Sugarhill skills of Skip Macdonald on guitar. Think he's doing some gigs soon (check the myspace site)with full band. Folk music you can dance to (and I don't mean in an elasticated waistband and popsox wearing kind of way)!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Doctor Pint on 27 Sep 2010
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I have to admit I don't know a thing about Ian King except that he makes exceedingly good records, (well just one at present). Basically this is English traditional music which has had a couple of tablespoons of reggae, a helping of brass and some slick production to give the album a highly contemporary sound. I don't do dancing but I know exactly what one of the other reviewers means and it's not white hankerchiefs and bells stuff. 'Death and the Lady' is given the treatment and emerges with a jungle sound but retains its doom-laden feel. The gorgeous 'Isle of France' is transformed into an almost jaunty reggae ballad and somehow all of this works. King also includes one his own compositions 'By George', that I'm not quite sure about, but it sits quite comfortably alongside the album's other material. Overall I think it's worth the outlay for a record that makes a brave attempt to do something different and that largely succeeds.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By chiffchaff on 25 Feb 2010
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this album is different to the stuff I normally listen to however I love it. this is folk music with a twist! I love his voice and some of the musical arrangements are amazing. For me the tracks that stand out are flash company and evil eye ( actually written by Ian )! If this is what he is capable of with a first album then I look forward to hearing more!
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King's take on English folksongs is very modern, but his voice is mellow and the music owes a lot to jazz. Understand, I'm not a fan of jazz, but despite that, I'm really enjoying this album. After playing it a few times, I'm discovering that I'm craving certain songs, like "Robin". I'm glad I bought it and expect to get more by this artist.
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