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Jim Moray: A Beginners Guide
on 1 May 2010
I first saw Jim Moray at the 2009 Cambridge Folk Festival and became instantly captivated by his eclectic mix of traditional music, presented in a contemporary context.
This compilation album really shows the diversity of his music, whether they sound like your typical folk song such as his cover of XTC's 'All You Pretty Girls' or something you'd expect to hear off of a Portishead record like the track 'Lord Bateman'.
It's definitely a good album for anyone interested in broadening their horizon in this genre, or anyone who just wants to see what his music is like. The only bad thing I can think of is the track 'Sprig of Thyme' which, albeit a good song, needs the guitar tone re-worked, as it just sounds too dirty and spoils the record a little bit.