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Folk Roots, New Routes CD


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Product details

  • Audio CD (25 July 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Fledg'ling
  • ASIN: B000A2M1O6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Product Description

First released in 1965, "Folk Roots, New Routes" is a remarkably experimental record, uniting Shirley Collins' beautiful singing with Davy Graham's jazz-inflected guitar work. Although the partnership only lasted for this recording and a handful of live shows, it left a powerful legacy in the English folk song revival. The album captures the first really great accompanied English folk song and was a template for Fairport Convention's seminal "Liege and Lief". For this carefully remastered edition Fledg'ling have restored all the elements of the original artwork and added several previously unpublished photographs. New sleeve-note essay by Ken Hunt; deluxe slip-cased packaging.

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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Kenneth Cooke on 21 July 2006
Format: Audio CD
Without this album folk rock would never have happened. We would still be stood round singing with one finger in or ear and a pint resting on our beer bellies. If you only ever buy one folk albuum, make it this one
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bristol howler on 28 May 2010
Format: Audio CD
Having been into folk and traditional music for many years I had somehow avoided buying this 1964 album. Now it's out in 21st century sound quality - I've found out what I've been missing all these years. The songs are beautifully sung by Shirley Collins and Graham's guitar sounds as refreshing and as daring as it must have done at the time. English folk accompanied by jazzy sounds was unheard of then - it still works today.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Aug 2003
Format: Audio CD
Not quite in the same league perhaps as some of her later work - particularly with her sister Dolly, but this is very fine disc all the same.
An unusual collaboration with blues guitarist Davy Graham - who also added a dash of 'The East'. Mainly traditional songs with Shirley singing and Davy on Guitar.
I particularly liked the versions of 'Nottamun Town' and 'Hares on the Mountain' - others will no doubt have other favourites.
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Don't know why it's taken me so long to get this CD - but now I have, I just wish I'd bought the original LP when it first came out!
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