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What The Folk

Various Artists Audio CD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (26 Feb 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Butterfly
  • ASIN: B000MBXV26
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 459,998 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Duke Garwood and Paul May - Crawled Out Loose (1.48)
2. Indigo Moss - OK Without You (3.26)
3. Lisa Knapp - Blacksmith (5.37)
4. The Sand Band - Spinnin' Wheel (2.34)
5. Damian Katkhuda - Dance Around The World (2.43)
6. The Dilettantes - Strolling On A Knife Edge Whistling Dixie (3.33)
7. Jai James - Butterfly Song (3.12)
8. Green Peppers - Blink Of An Eye(3.44)
9. Oli Don - Treasure(3.14)
10. Attic (featuring Petra Jean Phillipson) - Wooden Floor (2.41)
11. Daniel Orcese - In The Light Of Events (3.27)
12. The Circus Of Dr. Lao - Stormy Weather (3.02)
13. The Spheres - 91 bpm (3.12)
14. Samantha Marais - Ordinary Man (3.10)
15. Music For Dogs - Music For Dogs (4.46)

Product Description

Volume 1. 15 track compilation in digipack.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Patchy 19 Mar 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This compilation has received some glowing reviews, but after living with it for more than two weeks I am somewhat perplexed as to why.

Firstly, little of the content actually provides what it says on the cover - it ain't folk, folktronica or even roots. A moot case in point is the inclusion of Green Peppers, whose song is actually one of the better offerings, but about as close to folk as Prefab Sprout!

Too many of the songs on this record are simply poor and should never have got beyond the bedroom. Thankfully, it is saved from complete disaster courtesy of a handful of genuinely quality offerings - most notably from Lisa Knapp, Damian Katkhuda, Daniel Orcese and The Circus Of Dr.Lao.

Nevertheless, even their fine efforts are not enough to save the day, and actually serve to highlight how patchy the rest of the album is. Simply picking up an acoustic guitar and singing in earnest fashion, maybe with a few second-rate electronic burbles underneath or poorly strummed banjo lines, does not make the grade or give you the right to try and bandwagon-jump an increasingly fashionable genre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb music - a real showcase of talent 14 Mar 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album contains some of the best of new folk music around. Definitely recommended.
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