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Week Of Pines

Georgia Ruth Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (20 May 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Gwymon
  • ASIN: B00C838JQ4
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,488 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen11. Winter 5:530.69  Buy MP3 

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Raised bilingually in Aberystwyth, West Wales, Georgia's haunting voice has earned her favourable comparisons with the melancholy folk sirens of the late 60s. Her unusual fingerpicking style of playing the harp was inspired more by the guitar on Bert Jansch, Meic Stevens and old folk revivalist records than by the classical method she was taught as a child. Yet 'Week of Pines' is not just a tribute to these. Inspired by a recent return to Wales, following time living in Brighton and London, the album represents something of a homecoming trajectory for Georgia. From the motorik drive of the title track, to the darker Eno-like string arrangements, the stark joyfulness of a Welsh sea shanty accompanied by wheezing reed organ, or the more wistful folk ballads: this is a varied and intriguing collection of songs. "Having grown up with dad's Merchant Navy sea stories (he once met Jacques Cousteau onboard the Calypso), a sea shanty was somewhat inevitable". This one, 'Codi Angor', was popular amongst the Welsh sailors in the Liverpool docks and if the album is a homecoming of sorts, this conveys the opposite: the excitement of leaving, of sailing out to sea. 'Dovecote' - with its clanging bells and mists - maintains the theme, but on a more abstract level: this is the leaving of old love. 'Old Blue' is the Appalachian song, included in Harry Smith's anthology, made popular by Joan Baez. 'Winter', with its slow-march rhythm and redemptive lyrics, brings the album to a fitting close. "Week of Pines is a record about joyfulness. And coming home. And reclaiming things presumed gone. And grace, after making mistakes. That element of forgiveness and calm has been integral to this record". The album was recorded and produced by David Wrench over six days last August at Snowdonia's Bryn Derwen studios. Her band features members of acclaimed country-folk outfit Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog and, for the album, includes a very special contribution from Lleuwen Steffan. Georgia regularly plays in ex- Gorky's Zygotic Monkey member Richard James' band and appears alongside him in his new project Pen Pastwn. She will also be appearing on the Guillemots' forthcoming album, having recorded parts for it in the summer of 2012.   She has performed at Glastonbury, Green Man Festival, SWN and several other festivals. BBC Radio Wales' Adam Walton described her as "one of the most prodigious talents ever to grace my airwaves".

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1. Week of Pines
2. Codi Angor
3. Mapping
4. Hallt
5. Dovecote
6. Seeing You Around
7. Old Blue
8. Etrai
9. In Luna
10. A Slow Parade
11. Winter

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WEEK OF PINES? WISH IT WERE A MONTH 31 Aug 2013
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Georgia Ruth Williams has done her home country of Wales proud with this collection of songs. They enter quietly and slowly into your mind and weave into your everyday awareness, popping up in riffs and moods, the favourite song changing with each day and the weather.
Brilliant! Who could have thought that harps could mutate into Neu like motorway cruising trance? Buy it, borrow it, just listen to Week of Pines. Best of Wales & probably UK too
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful new voice 25 Aug 2013
By Indium
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What a superb first CD from Georgina Ruth!

Great songs, lovely blend of modern and traditional.

She is a very accomplished singer with a strong clear pure voice and an ability to easily hit the high notes

Arrangements are excellent, the harp sits very naturally with the other more main-stream instruments, and fully justifies its presence. This a wonderful CD to sit back, listen to, relax to, and enjoy.

Now when does the next CD come out??
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Album, Classic Album 2 July 2013
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It is very easy to respond with instant enthusiasm to an album and be tired with it in a few days or weeks. I've been listening to Week of Pines for some while now and I find more and more in it with each hearing. Georgia Ruth's roots are in the small world of Welsh folk music, but there is more than enough here to interest the English (only) speaking listener. The lyrics are masterful in either language and the opening lines of the first track, Hill of Pines, are enough to arrest the attention immediately. Whereas there used to be only Joni Mitchell, recent years have brought forth a regiment of young women whose songs are "right from the heart". The self-absorbed, songstress is in danger of becoming a cliché, but these songs have none of that about them, being shaped out of a deep generous spirituality with, I think, Catholic undertones and a vocabulary which winds together a realistic natural and emotional landscape. Every track has its place and there is no filler on this album. The twining of the themes of love and land has old roots in Wales, but the same blend is found here in completely new ways. I can't think of an album I have enjoyed so much since Steve Eaves's Moelyci. Georgia Ruth comes from the same wellspring as Steve Eaves, that of intelligent, skilful modern blues/folk, with a deep respect for traditional forms. It's no surprise that the supporting credits on the album include Lleuwen.

Georgia Ruth is an excellent harpist but tends to use the harp a little more as a rhythmic instrument than might be expected. She mentions her admiration for Meic Stevens and Bert Jansch and has found ways to bring those influences to the harp.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Georgia pines 15 July 2013
By Dazzler
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Heard this originally on radio 2 and bought it as liked it so much.
Lovely Welsh harp!
Have been telling everyone about this album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An unique singer with a great fusion of music 13 Jun 2013
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A singer with a real future if given the space and opportunity.
Caught her at a small event in Carmarthen, Wales and she had a great set based around her recent album. Catch her if you can.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisite 30 May 2013
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I don't usually bother to write reviews but this album is such a gem both lyrically and musically that I felt that I had to. The performance is fabulous and the songs are pleasantly varied ranging through moving to soothing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful and lovely 4 Oct 2013
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Wonderful album - great combination of modern and ancient, and she has a wonderfully soft and expressive voice. Beautiful lyrics, too. Probably my album of the year.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Original 22 Jun 2014
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Georgia Ruth, christened , Georgia Ruth Williams, is a Welsh Indi/Folk singer/songwriter and of all the young talent out there, she has to be up there with the best and most original.
Original because her instrument of choice is the Harp and if that's not unusual enough, she has defined her own style of finger picking more akin to a guitar.
Not only is she adept at creating beautiful music, but she also possesses a sweet clear voice.
"Week of Pines" is her debut full lenth recording and is made up of mostly songs with English lyrics, with 3 more sung in Georgia's Mother tongue of Welsh. However,this in no way detracts from the album, even if you can't understand the words, the beauty of the music and Georgia's gentle vocals will enchant you alone.
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