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KATE RUSBY
‘Everybody loves and respects Kate Rusby, not just for her lovely voice, but for the way she has moved folk forward while remaining true to tradition…’
Sunday Times 2012
“ …. exquisite interpretations of traditional material from the pocket sized folk singer with the heartbreakingly tremulous voice and bawdy Yorkshire wit”
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  • Audio CD (7 Jun 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Pure Records
  • ASIN: B0000AHECI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,489 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. The Daughter Of Megan 3:54£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen  4. Cruel 4:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen  6. The White Cockade 4:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. Falling 4:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Bring Me A Boat 5:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Polly 4:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Sweet William's Ghost 5:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Underneath The Stars 3:23£0.79  Buy MP3 

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1 x CD Album
UK & Ireland 2003

1The Goodman4:31
2The Daughter Of Megan3:53
3Let Me Be3:55
4Cruel4:32
5The Blind Harper4:07
6The White Cockade4:42
7Young James4:49
8Falling4:37
9Bring Me A Boat5:29
10Polly4:06
11Sweet William's Ghost5:34
12Underneath The Stars3:20

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With Underneath the Stars, her first studio album since 2001's Little Lights, Kate Rusby takes a massive step forward. Like her fellow north-easterner Eliza Carthy, she's still plundering a folk back-catalogue that stretches back several hundred years and finding many a narrative to delight and amuse. But unlike Carthy, who attempts to inject a youthful wildness into this ancient music, Rusby concentrates on the purest, clearest performance of her chosen songs. Tastefully employing accordions, citterns, banjos and mandolins, as well as Eddi Reader and members of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Underneath the Stars does achieve a quiet but deeply moving clarity.

All the instruments, like Rusby's sweet voice, are geared only to move along these stories of lovers separated by water, press gangs and death. What really lifts the album to extraordinary heights, though, is the exceptional quality of the songs Rusby has written herself. While "Young James" and "Polly" fit easily among the older tales of perpetually unrequited love, both "Falling" and the closing title track are crushingly beautiful love songs with an enlightened twist, both grieving and glad. Really, they're stunningly good, close to holy, clearly very personal for Rusby but evocative enough to draw the listener helplessly inside. --Dominic Wills

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Oct 2003
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I give this one 4 stars - not because it isn't brilliant, but because until now each new album has seen Kate progressing musically, but this album is only more of the same. All her other albums held me spellbound on the first playing, but this one left me mildly disappointed. Don't get me wrong, it's a very good album, but her best? - sorry, no.
If you're buying your first Kate Rusby album then I recommend 'Little Lights'. Oh, and go see her perform live, you won't be disappointed.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Martin Clarke on 22 Aug 2003
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Following on from the recent releases of 'Ten'(the ten year anniverary album) and 'Heartlands' (the film soundtrack) this is another must-have album for Kate fans and folk fans alike. The mix of new songs and Kate's interpretation of traditional folk songs set to her own tunes and an excellent Nic Jones cover make for an album which easily matches the quality of her previous work. The opening track 'The Good Man' is a song which was still playing in my head the next day. This is an excellent opener with a catchy tune graced with Kate's clear voice. The music is as always good, aided by husband John McCusker's production and fine playing of a number of instruments. Andy Cutting and Ewen Vernal (from Deacon Blue) play with their usual expertise. The music is never allowed to overpower Kate's voice. Guest vocals from Eddi Reader and Simon Fowler(Ocean Colour Scene)simmer behind Kate's clear and almost fragile voice. Tales of obstacles in the way of love(and many references to the sea!)abound.For me the standout tracks are 'The Good Man', 'Cruel' 'The Blind Harper', 'Polly' and the gentle title track 'Underneath the Stars' reminscent of 'Who Will Sing Me Lullabies' which completes another album of fine songs.Well worth adding to your collection.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 Jan 2005
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This was my first Kate Rusby CD, I'd heard "Stars" on the Wogan Show and "The White Cockade" on a Radio Scotland show, these tracks whetted the appetite and I have to say I've had the Cd on the player ever since. It's excellent, the use of the Colliery brass section works very well when used. I would advise any first time buyer to try this album.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 May 2004
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I heard Underneath the Stars played on the radio and loved it. Now I've bought the album and it's beautiful.
Kate's voice is wonderful and the music is soulful and rich.
To anyone who likes traditional folk music and songs, I can't recommend it enough.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Darren Christie on 9 Jan 2004
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I'm new to Kate Rusby, and bought this album after hearing her for the first time at new year on the TV. Incredible voice, went out and got her album as soon as possible. As a complete new comer, I was blown away. Stunning voice, brilliant lyrics, beautiful arrangements. What more can I say? Buy it and enjoy. Reading previous comments, I can't wait to compare it to previous efforts! Looking forward to seeing her in concert.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Michael A. Wood on 11 Mar 2004
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I bought this album, having heard much about it on radio 2. I chose to play the title track first, and within a few bars I had spontaneously begun to cry, it was so beautiful. This is not normal behaviour for a 36 year old happily married man! The rest of the album is equally full of songs with a lacrymose beauty, notably "The Daughter of Megan". Along with Jim Moray's album "Sweet England", this deserves every plaudit heaped upon it.
Don't wait, just buy!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By MMR L W BRITTON on 19 Aug 2003
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This is the first new Kate Rusby Album for some time following on from her "Heartbeat" soundtrack and "10" restrospective. During this time Kate's music has moved on and matured whilst still maintaining the essential ingredients which made her previous releases indespensible. Thus this album is a mixture of traditional and contemporary music with just enough blurring of both. The album further removes Kate Rusby from the folk tradition with sumptious and subtle musical arrangements not normally found on traditional albums. And whilst the folk roots are still very evident Kate's own songs have become more contemporary and she is working less in folk pastiche and more in modern idioms - in "Falling" and "Underneath the Stars" she has written true classic songs that would grace any other songwriter. The slightly quirky "Let Me Be" is also a killer track with a wonderful twist in the tale. Throughout Kate's voice is strong. I would not label it as beautiful although it undoutably is - but it is much more than that; it is open,honest and compelling and draws you in much n the same way as Eva Cassidy does for so many people. Even if you don't like "folk" music you should buy this album - otherwise you are denying yourself the opportunity of enjoying one of this country's great unsung talents. If you have any feeling at all for traditional music you should already have this in your collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Steven P. Henson VINE VOICE on 25 Feb 2004
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I was watching the usual rubbish but while click through the channels I came across something really differentA great voice with a backing group and a strange accent ,which I like in folk singers. So I stayed on channel for the last 40 mins and truely enjoyed it I especialy like Let Me BE and Cruel,Falling,Bring Me a Boat,and Underneath The Stars.I only started to listen,because I like SteeleyeSpan,Eddi Reader,Abbie Lathe,and I like folk because of the clarity of the voices although some could do with a translation.Cheers STEVE from NOTTINGHAM
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