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Blistering folk rock + a few forgettable moments
on 9 May 2007
This is a right roistering collection of folk rock, from the blisteringly great (Alison Gross, Black Jack Davey, Hard Times of Old England, Gaudete, All Around My Hat) to the forgettable (To Know Him is to Love Him, Now We Are Six etc.) At their best, Tim Hart, Maddy Prior and company stood alongside the Fairports as popularisers of the folk tradition and made a brilliant job of it too. I can definitely forgive them the odd lapse in judgement in the face of haunting ditties like Alison Gross ("the ugliest witch in the north country.") Listen and enjoy!