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I love this album. Several of the songs are top of my 'most listened to' list on my iPod.
I know some people might be a little put off by the folk label - don't be (great music is great music.)
The grounding of the songs in history (or legend) brings a very different sensibility to this album to a lot of other music out there and that timelessness is cemented by Seth Lakeman's voice and very English accent.
I adore the insistent fiddle and drums on 'Lady of the Sea' - it perfectly captures the urgency of a ship under full sail skimming across the water.
'The Colliers' is my absolute favourite. I love the arangement with the repeated, interwoven refrains and simple instrumentation.
With 'Childe the Hunter' it's those momentary pauses in the vocal and the melancholy chorus.
'1643' - I love the stately, marching pace of the song and the catchy 'These four walls are at the heart of the kingdom.'
'Riflemen of War' - fantastic intro, and then a driving drum beat which rises to the fore in the arrangement at key points.
Other favourties include the White Hare and the Charmer - basically I like the whole album!