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on 20 May 2008
Some very good fiddling and box-playing here and some great singing by Herself. But unlike the brilliant Anglicana, which seems now a deeper and darker record, this one was more of a CD made for a tour and a season of festival gigs, with the arrangements busy with all the band wanting to be in there, playing and singing away. Too often, the result's a bit of a mess, over-dense. As sometimes happens, when everyone's over-playing, there's a loss of energy (and also of feeling). The busy-ness works well on some of the tunes, and best on a really terrific version of the old drinking song, Tom Brown.