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5.0 out of 5 stars It does not get much better than this, 19 May 2011
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Mr. Kennethcooke "Kenneth" (Yorkshire- West Riding) - See all my reviews
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As an ex bluegrass guitar picker in my other life I feel I can speak with some authority on this album. The picking and harmony singing of Thile & Daves is exemplary. This is one of the finest bluegrass albums I have ever heard. The production is also wonderful using a ribbon mike and tape recorder. It gives the album that slightly old timey homely analogue feel. The standard of picking from both men is sharp, clean and as close to perfect as I have heard
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The way it's meant to be, 9 Jun. 2011
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M. J. Millar (Edinburgh, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This is a rush of an album. It storms through. Now if you're looking for perfection in production then look elsewhere - this is slightly rough at the edges but real. Almost the feel of a live album and the playing is just magnificent, as you'd expect from Chris Thile.

I thoroughly recommend this as a great view of some bluegrass classics. Buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Contemporary bluegrass pickin at its best, 12 May 2012
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I first encountered Chris Thile at NPR webcasts of Newport Folk 2011 and was immediately impressed by his virtuousity and arrangements. This album captures the live feel of the music by its low key production which enhances the rootsy nature of the material. Strongly recommended as remaining faithful to the music origins and repaying repeat listening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Old Time Music Made New, 1 Aug. 2011
First of all, a polite round of applause for the digital booklet - such a basic addition, but one which is so rarely provided with downloaded music. Second, a raucous standing ovation for how Thile and Daves have managed to produce a set that injects a fresh, in-your-face energy into some great old songs and tunes while keeping absolutely intact the intrinsic qualities that made them great songs in the first place. It scarcely bears repeating that Thile is a genius on his chosen instrument, and there's plenty to bear out that reputation here, but technical virtuosity is not what this is about. Daves is pretty good, too, and the combination has a fire and an immediacy, not to mention a genuine contemporary resonance, that most other young musicians would give their eye-teeth for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 Sept. 2014
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Great CD. Both are great singers and accomplished players, and the choice and variety of songs impressive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This album is legendary, 8 April 2015
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Two musical geniuses on top form
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 Dec. 2014
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Perfect service no problems
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