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Top Reviewer Ranking: 7,791 - Total Helpful Votes: 191 of 213
Domino Girls ~ Patsy Matheson
Domino Girls ~ Patsy Matheson
Patsy's 3rd solo album represents a significant step forwards. There is a fine set of songs, 9 new original compositions plus a great version of Boo Hewerdine's Chasing Rainbows as the album closer which she does real credit to. She is in clear strong voice throughout, sometimes with closely miked more breathy vocals that support her more intimate songs. She has a brilliant set of supporting musicians, the production on the album is fantastic, and the excellent Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow also based nearby in West Yorkshire lend their classy support on some of the tracks, to make this a fuller sounding band effort compared to her previous albums.
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Mayday ~ Lady Maisery
Mayday ~ Lady Maisery
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I was wowed by their debut album and have relished seeing them a few times now in live performance and this strong follow up album further consolidates their fine track record to date. These 3 young women have increased in their confidence, brilliant vocal 3 part harmonies are their trademark sound and great strength,at their purest acappella ,sometimes accompanied with a range of interesting subtle and tuneful folk intrumentation including harp,fiddle,banjo,accordion ankle bells and percussive dance. The opening track The Crow on the Cradle blends familiar nursery rhyme and lullaby refrains with a more subtle foreboding message based on the coldwar context it was originally written in… Read more
Glad Gold Hearts ~ The Rheingans Sisters
Glad Gold Hearts ~ The Rheingans Sisters
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I know of Rowan through seeing Lady Maisery live a few times now and like her deeper female vocals in their superb 3 part harmonies. I picked this CD up at a recent Lady Maisery concert at the Poppy Folk Club in West Bridgford and got her to kindly sign the cover. On this album she plays the fiddle and sings with her (I presume) younger sister Anna. The 10 tracks are an even split between traditional sung songs and fiddle tunes, with source material ranging from Sweden,Norway and England, none of which I was personally familiar with. Having lived with this CD for some 10 days now, it is a lovely simple straightforward recording that sounds fresh and vibrant, not overproduced, by… Read more

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