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The Hum

O'Hooley And Tidow Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (17 Feb 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: No Masters
  • ASIN: B00H2AV3R0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 325,663 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. The HumO'Hooley, Tidow 4:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Just a NoteO'Hooley, Tidow 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Summat's Brewin'O'Hooley, Tidow 3:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Two MothersO'Hooley, Tidow 5:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Peculiar BroodO'Hooley, Tidow 3:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Like HorsesO'Hooley, Tidow 4:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Come Down from the MoorO'Hooley, Tidow 4:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Coil & SpringO'Hooley, Tidow 3:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Ruins by the ShoreO'Hooley, Tidow 4:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. KitsuneO'Hooley, Tidow 6:050.99  Buy MP3 

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Eagerly anticipated third album from Folk Award nominated duo O'Hooley and Tidow. Produced by Gerry Diver, 'The Hum' takes O' Hooley and Tidow's sound in a new and exciting direction. Where 'The Fragile' explored the vulnerable in our society; the frailty in human relationships, in the natural world and in the individual self, The Hum reveals the pulsing undercurrent of optimism, grit and mettle in migrating people, the oppressed, and the disenfranchised. This album stands tall in the face of deprivation, dictatorship, austerity and suppression, both here in the UK and globally. Belinda and Heidi's desire to confront, explore, reflect and even celebrate is taken to a new level in every sense. 'The Hum' is not about musical prowess, rather it is a nest of ten songs crafted carefully over time by the duo, then further developed by the vivid imagination of Mercury nominated producer (Sam Lee's A Ground of its Own) and multi-instrumentalist Gerry Diver. Gerry's yearning strings, inventive percussion, swooning guitars, autoharp, pedal steel and occasional dashes of electronica flow seamlessly around Belinda's signature piano and accordion playing and their perfectly matched, distinctively unaffected, earthy voices, here, stronger than ever, with even more bold and striking harmonies. Both lyrically and musically, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, thought provoking and deeply moving songs are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm even the hardest of heart. The Hum is a factory, is a mine, is a playground, is a hive, is a garden, is a school, is a village, is a choir, is a forest, is a town, is a person, is a group, is a heart, is a mind, is a voice, is the hum.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and insightful 2 Mar 2014
By Mark
Format:Audio CD
This is a wonderful album for so many reasons. The album's enigmatic title is explained in a word spiral that is revealed when the CD is removed from its container. I found these words and their meaning to be, in their own right, rather lovely and moving. The album itself is staggeringly beautiful and I have increasingly fallen in love with it on each play over the last 2 months. Many of the songs unfailingly send waves of shivers up my spine, such is the quality of the songwriting, singing, musicianship and connection with humanity. The songs explore an extraordinary range of topics with great sensitivity. Who could fail to be moved by the poignancy of, for example, Two Mothers, or be uplifted by Summat's Brewin's celebration of real ale and home brew ? As with O'Hooley and Tidow's previous albums, the lyrics are profound and powerful. The Hum is an album of exceptional beauty by top-notch musicians and writers who understand what life is about and convey their insights brilliantly in song. You can buy it for the same price from their website (ohooleyandtidow.com/shop/) and society benefits from the tax too :-)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent material 27 April 2014
By Budgie
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you like folk, or you don't like folk....or you haven't quite decided....or you don't really care. Buy this great CD, its a really great piece of work by 2 very talented musicians who work hard and really care. Warm, beautiful and real songs written about life seen through the eyes of the great Belinda O' Hooley (who worked solo and with the Unthanks, The Lucy Ward Band, Chumbawamaba) and the wonderful Heidi Tidow (Lucy Ward Band, Chumbawamba). Great sound, great lyrics, beautifully produced. If this doesn't see them nominated for a BBC folk award this year, then there's something strange brewing......
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's got to be Folk Album of the year 2014 ! 9 Mar 2014
By P. Lee
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Brilliant from start to finish.
O'Hooley and Tidow are wonderfully sensitive and accomplished musicians... and social commentators.
They are fabulous both live, and on cd.
Buy it ! You won't regret it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars unmissable 7 Mar 2014
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
Beautiful songs and music, I bought this after hearing two previous albums by them. It doesn't disappoint--love the vocals, piano and violin. Lyrics interesting and moving.
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