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3.0 out of 5 stars curl them toes, 21 Jun 2010
This review is from: Lusty Songs & Country Dances: 17th Century England (Audio CD)
I got this compilation on the strength of the City Waites' involvement. They are great 'period' musicians, and the dance sets are as good as you would expect from them. But most of the tracks are songs, with all the cringeworthy, forced eighteenth-century jollity I feared the album would have (but hoped it wouldn't) - and complete with a 'saucy milkmaid' shot of singer Lucie Skeaping. Put 'em away, Lucie! Do Radio 3 know?

She has a scratchy, Playschool sort of voice that does nothing for me. Well, it does: it irritates me. What it all reminds me of most is the revelling rats in The Tailor of Gloucester. To add insult to injury, in writing this I have realised that it's cheaper on Amazon than where I bought it. Grrr!

Great, I suppose, to play at your themed Georgian banquet.
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Initial post: 26 Aug 2010 22:48:28 BDT
Phil says:
Georgian banquet, in the 17th Century?

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Aug 2010 23:05:48 BDT
Last edited by the author on 14 Sep 2010 23:03:52 BDT
gille liath says:
Okay, you got me there: slip of the pen.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Aug 2011 19:42:07 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2011 11:18:26 BDT
gille liath says:
[heaves large sigh]

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Sep 2011 12:40:20 BDT
GlynLuke says:
I`ve got an idea, Gille. Why don`t you EDIT your review, substituting the correct era for "Georgian", then delete your above comments, and leave Richard to delete his too (if he wants to) then we can all pass over your slip of the keys in relative silence.
Helpful review, in fact. I know what you mean about that kind of voice. But do try Lucie Skeaping`s group Burning Bush, whose Music Of The Old Jewish World is something else. Little forced jollity, though much ebullience.

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 11:38:46 BDT
Grushenko says:
Review spot-on.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2012 11:14:42 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2012 12:44:34 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jun 2012 12:45:22 BDT
gille liath says:
That has to be the longest interval before a reply I've ever seen...

My memory of Playschool is that - in those pre-stage-school days - its presenters often left something to be desired as singers. Like out-of-tune nursery maids. As for Lucy Skeaping, if you like her you presumably have already bought this CD - so arguing about it any further is academic. Each to their own; but as you can see from the other comments here, I'm not alone in my views.
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