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4.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable overview of the field, 31 May 2013
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At three discs for a fiver, you can't really go far wrong. In the worst case, you could rip a third of the tracks, burn a single CD and still get value for money! I'm pretty certain you'll like more than a third of the tracks however, assuming your tastes are vaguely in this area.
Not everything will satisfy the purist: there's a high proportion of what I'd classify as folk-rock and original material in a folk-ish style, but that's fair enough in a collection that aims to give an overview of the whole folk scene, so you can search out further material from the artists you like and simply not do so for the rest. For me, "Anarchy in the UK" just isn't a folk song even if it is played on a concertina, but it's still a track I'm happy to have in my collection as a novelty.
No doubt everyone with some knowledge of the area will identify their own list of artists who should have been included. Wot, no Albion Band or any other of Ashley Hutchings' projects? No Fairport? No Swarbrick?
Nevertheless, well worth getting if you know something of English folk music and want to hear more.
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