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Confounding, Comforting, Other Worldly and better than Volume 1,
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This review is from: Folk Is Not A Four Letter Word 2 (Audio CD)
This is the long awaited follow up to the Andy Votel archiological dig that was "Folk Is Not a Four Letter Word" and in my opinion it trumps the first one on many levels. This colletion may not have the individual genius of the first (Linda Perhacs, Kathy Smith spring to mind) but it seems to hang together far more coherently. The first seemed to suffer from sequencing issues that have been resolved here. From the opening poem of Carol Bratton (reprising her role as MC from the previous volume) to the closing strains of Turid via the playful cover of Joni Mitchells "A Night in the City" by Y Triban, the incredibly fragile and evocative "Of Broken Links" by non-hit makers These Trails and a down right bizarre "The Waters of Babylon" by 11:59 (you may remember Boney M's version better and if you do, this will jar you considerably); its a real pot pourri of wonderful obscurities. This has been on my ipod for the past week and shows no sign of being shifted down the playlist. From a time when things seemed a little more imaginative and less cynical. Warm your ears and your hearts with this fine collection. Recommended.