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Five-Hundred Year Olde Soul
on 6 April 2007
If June Tabor doesn't possess a 500 year soul then I'll eat my pig-faced battle helmet.It's downright frightening the way she injects life into these pieces that span the ages as if she were on hand and personally witnessed the events,and lived the various zeitgeists that inspired them-and then played a part in their documentation.Such is the gravity and authenticity of these performances.Once again Tabor,Emerson,Harries,and Cutting provide a paradigm of propriety in presenting these songs with the thoughfulness and understatement that the subject matter warrants.No overproduction here.Pure beauty,drama,pathos,sincerity,sublety and sympatico.This is possibly their best volume ever.You'd have to be miserably jaded to not recognize the value of this effort.Five stars.Bravo.