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  • Audio CD (21 Feb. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Compass
  • ASIN: B00004SR02
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 164,820 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The Widow
  2. Mr Grapes
  3. We Built Fires
  4. The Mountaineer's Set
  5. Honesty
  6. Willie's Old Trousers
  7. Another Train
  8. Hey How My Johnny Lad
  9. The Baytree Set
  10. Company Of Women
  11. Poncho and Lefty
  12. Ma Plaid/Freya Dances
  13. Maid Of Llanwellyn/Emma And Jamie's Wedding
  14. In Another Life

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Three albums--Chantoozies, Dansoozies and Infinite Blue--and a great live reputation have established The Poozies as Britain's top all-female folk band. Drawing on the albums in chronological order, this anthology begins with two numbers from the EP Come Raise Your Head, the risqué title referring to "The Widow", a lady who "entertains" the devil 99 times in an exhausting evening. Songs such as "Honesty" and "Another Train" first appeared on Sally Baker's This Rhythm Is Mine, though these versions, recorded for Chantoozies after Baker formed The Poozies with harp duo Sileas, Mary Macmaster & Patsy Seddon, and Karen Tweed (accordion) prove remakes can top the originals. Baker's replacement, folk fiddle superstar Kate Rusby, features on the numbers drawn from Infinite Blue, though she only takes lead vocals on "Maid Of Llanwellyn". Seddon has the lead on two numbers, yet often the strength of The Poozies is their collective singing, whether in English or, more occasionally, in Gaelic on "Faca Sibh". Between the songs are several delightful instrumentals, the combination of harps, guitar, accordion or fiddle making for a clean, infectiously energetic and beautiful sound. A great introduction to the band, but be warned, you may soon be buying all the original albums as well. --Gary S. Dalkin

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This retrospective draws on the bands first three albums, Chantoozies, Dansoozies, Infinite Blue and the EP Come Raise Your Head. At the core of the group are Mary Macmaster (electro-harp, metal-strung harp, percussion, vocals) and Patsy Seddon (electro-harp, gut-strung harp, fiddle, percussion, vocals) who also play as the duo Sileas. Around them a number of other musicians have come and gone including Kate Rusby.

The album kicks of with a Rusby vocal number, `The Widow', a fantastic folk song and one of the best that Kate has ever recorded in my opinion. Contrast this with the more mainstream radio friendly sounds of `We built fires' which has received heavy airplay and been used on tv. This sums up the band perfectly; there is a stack of talent on display and they really can turn their hand successfully to almost anything.

The band have Celtic roots and this is predominant throughout but neither in a twee tartan style or fist punching pomposity, they carry the tradition with style and songs like the instrumental `Willie's old trousers' and `The Baytree set' illustrate this perfectly.

This is real good time music, played with passion and no little skill. Recommended.
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Excellent restrospective of the female supergroup who gave the world Kate Rusby and a crop of other fine singers and musicians.Material is wide ranging and beautifully arranged and performed. One of the finest groups on the scene. Quality guaranteed.
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Another one of my favorites in my world, and because I saw them once live i bacame a big fan this because I find theyr way they behave on stage is just emaceing hov they perform the harp, theys voices, their combination of instuments makes theyr Music very relaxsing and exsiting.
I do rekomend theyr Music to all the musiclover of Music.
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How did I discover The Poozies,all thanks to Amazon if you must know. A recent convert to Folk and with little or no knowledge i trawled through Amazons site listening to samples.The best 2 songs on the album tracks Honesty & Company of Women are not even sampled and I still bought it. Then having listened to it I was blown away by the whole CD. Fr those just starting out on the Folk road give this a go.
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Brilliant
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