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4.4 out of 5 stars
Child Ballads
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on 27 April 2013
There are so many songs in the Child Ballads repertoire that to sing them all would take nearly a lifetime. Here, Anais and Jefferson give us a snippet from that repertoire, but a great snippet, well sung. If you love original British folk songs, this is for you. I hope that this is just the first of many Child Ballads CDs.
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on 17 June 2014
As smooth as maple syrup. Not your common ballads sung with the singers eyes closed and one hand over one of his ears. this was so good I put the recording on a loop system and played it over and over again; and that is a sure sign of a good album! I shall be on the lookout for more from the same artists,
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on 11 April 2013
Marvellous and mature interpretations of the old ballads from these young people. Anais has already shown her poetic imagination, genius for storytelling and melodic invention in her own compositions on her earlier releases- and such a sweet voice! Can't wait to see what she does next!
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on 9 October 2013
As a fan of english folk music I bought thisalbum with a little trepedation however my worries were dumbfounded after the eire Young man in America, this change of tack by Anais Mitchell was deeply rewarding the striped down music speaks for itself withthe deep joys of the ballads.
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on 3 August 2014
I have become completely obsessed with this album. It simultaneously manages to make you hang on to every single word of each story, whilst being completely contemporary. Buy this album - it restored my faith is ballad singing!
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on 21 June 2013
Excellent interpretation of well know folksongs played and sung beautifully. Both the playing and the singing are not over played.
I cannot wait to hear more of Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer.
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on 30 April 2014
I bought it as a present for someone but they were a little bemused by it. I think they recognised one track that was played a lot on the radio. If this is what you like you will enjoy it.
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on 22 February 2014
If you like Folk, or just acoustic guitars, you'll love this album.
Great voices, and there is a connection between the two of them that comes through really well in the music.
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on 17 March 2013
Drowning, curses, endless pregnancies, what more could you want from an album. A great adaptation of centuries old English and Scottish tales which gets better listen after listen.
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on 11 July 2014
Lovely....a genuine and modern (ish) take on traditional English ballads. Takes me to another place when I listen to this and I hope they do more in the future.
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