Emily's voice is so clear and beautiful, like a Highland stream ! I bought her first album prior to seeing her at a folk festival and I've been hooked ever since. As with Too Long Away, this is a blend of traditional folk and Emily's own compositions which will no doubt have broader appeal. I hope so, she deserves acclaim well beyond the folk scene and is so much better than much of the so called classy female pop fare we are served up on the radio day after day.
The version of Richard Thompson's Waltzing's for Dreamers is simply gorgeous. Saw her doing many of these tracks live only last night and the good thing is that the CD is not over produced so that it does the live renditions justice. If you heard Emily on Radio London only this morning and thought, mmm I'm not a folky but might give that a go, do, you will not be be disappointed.