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The Definitive Collection [CD]

Eliza Carthy Audio CD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Describing herself simply as a "modern English musician" Eliza Carthy, is only now beginning to reach the height of her musical powers. During a 20-year journey/career she has become one of the most dazzling and recognised folk musicians of a generation. She has revitalised and made folk music relevant to new audiences and has captured the most hardened of dissenters with canny, ... Read more in Amazon's Eliza Carthy Store

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  • Audio CD (6 Oct 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Highpoint Recordings
  • ASIN: B0000D8IMY
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,262 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Light Dragoon
2. Greenwood Laddie/ Mrs Capron's Reel/ Tune
3. Mother Go Make My Bed/ Flower Of Swiss Cottage
4. Cold Wet & Rainy Night/ The Grand Hornpipe
5. Fisher Boy
6. Billy Boy/ The Widdow's Wedding
7. French Stroller
8. Stumbling On
9. Blow The Winds/ The Game Of Draughts
10. Mons Meg
11. Diego's Bold Shore
12. Go From My Window
13. Child Among The Weeds

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Eliza Carthy is a phenomenon; still only in her mid 20s her recording career goes back 10 years and is littered with praise, prizes and pre-eminence. THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION is drawn from her Topic catalogue, including songs from her solo albums, from group appearances and collaborations with other artists. It is a generous overview and a good introduction to the superb recordings which she has made for Topic Records. Eliza Carthy is a workaholic. She performs and records as a solo artist, with her own group, with her mum and dad (Norma Waterson & Martin Carthy as Waterson:Carthy), in duos and in collboration with other artists as diverse as Joan Baez and Bill Frisell.

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Collection 10 Mar 2005
Format:Audio CD
"Collections" type albums are always a good place to start when discovering a new artist to oneself and this excellent album featuring songs from 4 of Eliza's solo albums and offerings from Waterson-Carthy albums represents a pretty comprehensive opening into this talented artist.
What makes several of the tracks very nice is that they are medleys, and usually of two songs with complete opposing styles. So for example you'll get "Billy Boy" a rather plodding moody track coupled with "The Widow's Wedding" a rather more upbeat jig altogether. This is mirrored on "Greenwood Laddie" about the nearest thing folk comes to Jazz, with "Mr's Capron's Reel" a bouncing jaunty number.
I find the pacier tracks are where Eliza comes into her own and certainly this is where her fiddling skills are shown to their best. That's not to say she can't play a haunting lament ("Mother Go Make My Bed") but I just enjoy the fun in tracks like "Cold Wet & Rainy Night" and "The Light Dragoon"
If you buy and like this then I'll definitely predict you'll be after one of her studio albums soon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eliza Carthy The Definitive Collection 12 Oct 2013
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CD well packed, reasonably priced. Great CD collection enjoyed it some classic songs from this well
known folk artist.
Came very quickly
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic CD. 14 May 2009
Format:Audio CD
This CD is fantastic. The modern arrangements of the old tunes are really great.

I have played it again and again!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Superb Collection Of early Eliza 26 Feb 2013
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Although it is about 10 years old, this CD is full of excellent tracks and an often contemporary sound. Eliza is one of those artists who have paved the way for the current revival in English folk music and, from this collection, it's easy to tell why.
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