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  • Audio CD (30 April 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Powered Flight
  • ASIN: B007MJA9CG
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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"Revamped and reinvigorated, the Albion Band's forty year legacy gets a new lease of life. This fresh faced six piece are set to kick start a folk-rock revival like no other" The Albion Band, originally formed by Ashley Hutchings in 1971, are pioneers of English folk rock. In 2011 Ashley stepped aside to introduce an all-new line up to reinvigorate Folk Rock for a new generation. Recapturing the spirit of the band's heyday with an edgier approach to folk rock, new album 'The Vice of The People' places new songs alongside reimagined traditional material, reworked Albion classics and stomping tune sets. Taking the spirit of classic era Albion Band and fusing it with award-winning songwriting, this is the sound of 21st Century English folk rock, and a welcome shot in the arm for the whole genre. Blair Dunlop (vocals/guitar), Gavin Davenport (vocals/guitar), Katriona Gilmore (vocals/fiddle), Benjamin Trott (lead guitar), Tom Wright (drums/vocals) and Tim Yates (bass/melodeon) are all familiar faces to festival-goers nationwide. With gritty arrangements and harmonies to kill for, the album has already been lauded as 'seminal' and 'classic'. With clear socio-political themes, the album embraces relentless rock ('Roll Over Vaughan Williams)', political biteback ('Thieves Song') and the melancholia ('Adieu to Old England'). With a storming live show, the reinvigorated Albion Band will make a huge and lasting impression on the folk scene for a long time to come.

BBC Review

Over the last 40 years, something like 160 musicians have passed through the ranks of The Albion Band. Throughout that time, founder Ashley Hutchings has been at the helm. In a move that took many observers by surprise, Hutchings handed over the stewardship of the band to his son, guitarist and vocalist, Blair Dunlop.

Rather than populating the band with grizzled vets of the folk scene, Dunlop recruited a new generation of musicians: Gavin Davenport, Katriona Gilmore (who first saw The Albion Band in 1997 as a 12-year-old), Tom Wright and Tim Yates. Together they restore a more rock-inclined vitality to a set which is, in essence, a survey of the state of modern-day Britain. There’s a palpable anger at what has become of old Albion seething within tracks that document the widening gaps between rich and poor, incipient inequality dressed up as choice, and the paucity of ambition that bedevils so many young people in the thrall of talent shows and celeb culture.

A cappella opener A Quarter Hour of Fame points a recriminatory finger at the desire to be famous without any requisite ability or achievement: "And what about the history that made our country’s name? Who are you heroes now? / Would you trade it all for glory and a quarter hour of fame? Who are your heroes now?" As respect for our political and financial institutions has never been lower, Davenport’s Thieves Song is a timely reminder that not everyone who wants to rob us blind will be a lowly burglar: "So put no faith in rich men, though gold they have in store / For now they have the taste of it they’ll want it 10 times more!"

What at first seemed unthinkable and something of a risk has proved to have been a gamble that’s paid off handsomely if this debut record of the new line-up is anything to go by. With tightly-drilled playing and some vividly potent original writing, The Albion Band looks to be in good hands for the foreseeable future.

--Natalie Hardwick

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ratvandal on 29 May 2012
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I haven't purchased an Albion Band CD since "Rise Up Like The Sun" many years ago, so I was interested to hear this. I put it on The CD player without looking at the cover, and was listening to track 3 "Coalville" when I recognised the female voice. This I thought is "Thea Gilmore" - I have several of her CD's and been to a couple of concerts - a very talented singer/songwriter. However when looking at the sleeve notes I found that the singer was in fact Katriona Gilmore. They sound so alike that they must be sisters but I can find no information on this on the Web. Can anyone help?
As for the CD - pure class. "Coalville" and "How Many Miles to Babylon" are exquisite renditions. The arrangement of How Many Miles brings back the eerie impression that the Nursery Rhyme made on me as a child. The rest of the tracks don't lag far behind either. The great tradition of this excellent band has been upheld.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 10 Jun. 2012
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Why is it so important (IMHO) - because the "folk rock" I like is dominated by more elderly artists/groups. Nothing wrong with that - but we need something which springs from these roots and takes it to a new, young audience - I hope this does because I loved every track. Great singing, great electric guitars and modern songs alongside fiddle, accordion and folk material in a perfect mix. Superb!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. E. Igoe on 3 July 2012
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Ashley Hutchings did the right thing here. While his former Fairport buddies are still milking the "Liege and Lief" legacy with yet another greatest hits compilation which they maintain is "By Popular Request" , Tyger has given his imprimatur and backing ( and the Albion brand name ) to the excellent young band his son has formed. We first encountered Blair as a happy toddler , pictured in the arms of Chesterfield FC star Steve Norris , on the sleeve notes of "The Guvnor Vol 1" back in the day. How wonderful to see him emerge as singer/musician in his own right and contributing to a really wonderful album.

This band sounds really tight and seriously talented. They don't remind me of Fairport Convention. Neither do they remind me of any Albion Band line-up that I recall. But to the band's great credit they do have a sense of the sadly short-lived Eighteenth Day of May - most markedly in their brilliant reading of Phil Beer's "Set Their Mouths to Twisting". ( To remind us of TEDM is a very good thing indeed.) I love the vocalising and Kathriona Gilmore's mandolin on this superb track. I suspect Kathriona is a very gifted individual as she also contributes a hugely imaginative new song "Coalville" which is a total grower. But the singing and instrumentation are superb on every track and the arrangements are nuanced , punchy ( as required ) and always rivetting. This is , by miles , the best folk album I've encountered in the last few years.

One small defect , in my humble . I prefer The Albion Band 1979 version of "One More Day" - one of the greatest ever folk-rock cuts ( on the aforementioned "Guvnor" ).
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. D. Crawshaw on 3 May 2012
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I saw them live a month or so ago and they were superb. This album reflects their current set list and has a concept album feel. The music is tight and urgent and the boys and Kat have breathed new life into the Albion Band format.

This is destined to be one of the Folk Rock albums of the year. A nice mix of Traditional Songs and tunes, interspersed with self penned numbers. They are touring the festivals this summer. Catch them live if possible. Buy this record !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Phantom Reviewer on 10 Dec. 2012
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Ashley Hutchings has passed on the baton to his son and a top quality line up of younger talent. It all seems new and sparkling with a vibrancy and urgency that grabs your attention form the start and never lets up. Yet you also feel a sense of continuity with the older versions of the band that were led by Ashley.

Having seen them recently at Butlins(!) Skegness when Ashley made an appearance with them this sense was re-inforced even more so. Older material mixed with the new meant a storming show with all round contributions from everybody.

The material they have recorded is a splendid mix and match of the traditional, the new and excellent covers. I can't really praise this too highly - album of the year for me so far
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thorgod on 14 Mar. 2015
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It is so very refreshing to see so many great reviews of this release. I thought, wrongly, that traditionalists would give this whole thing a slating.
I cannot say this is the Albion Band with balls, as they always had them, but they have just got bigger.
There is so much power in all of the songs on board, other than where subtly is required and then it is here with abundance. Like most all of this bands releases the whole adventure holds together through its various attributes.
This has beyond doubt brought a new faze into the old and well respected guard. Without outdoing anything before the band has just moved on, please let no one begrudge them this because so much homework has been done to come to this point. If this is all too much about the past, then just enjoy this for what it is, a great release of above average traditional music.
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