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Fall To Grace
Fall To Grace
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2.0 out of 5 stars If you like this sort of thing..., 8 April 2013
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Bought for my missus as a birthday present as we couldn't get tickets to see her live.. She likes her. Not my cup of tea. At all. Still, plenty do....


Wake the Union
Wake the Union
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5.0 out of 5 stars Transatlantic folk mash-up, 8 April 2013
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This works far better than perhaps it should at first glance (or listen), and is a seamless transition from some authentic sounding Americana and SoH tradition - pointed social commentary, love, loss and usually some ships. Katrina, about the New Orleans hurricane, is particularly poignant. Well worth it, especially as an MP3 download


Wicked Men
Wicked Men
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4.0 out of 5 stars Blast from the past, 8 April 2013
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I was listening to some old tapes I made of Andy Kershaw Radio 1 world music shows in the 70s; he had something of a soft spot for the Red Hot Polkas as they were. So I was amazed to find they're still around. This is a great fusion of reggae accordion-based folk, foot-stompin' cajun, and a bit of everything else thrown in for good measure. Ah, they just don't make music like this any more (except it seems they do).


Back To Basics
Back To Basics

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5.0 out of 5 stars The right title, 14 Sept. 2009
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Having seen the excellent Mr Bragg at this year's Beverley Folk Festival, where he played a good few of his old songs (and crowd-pleasing favourites to sing along to) I though it was time to revisit some of his earlier albums, and fill a gap in my collection. This fits the bill to a T. The title of the album says it all. These are raw, emotional, angry and powerful songs, stripped back to mostly solo voice and electric guitar. The songs just don't need any embelishment. Mr B still does them the same way live now, just updating a few words here and there to take a pop or three at Messrs Bush, Blair and Brown. Vintage and timeless stuff. Load some songs onto your MP3 player or phone and sing along - loudly!


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