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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful music and top quality sound, 8 Oct. 2011
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This review is from: Transatlantic Sessions - Series 2 (complete) feat. John Martyn, Nanci Griffith, Ricky Skaggs, Paul Brady, Ronan Browne, Rosanne Cash, Radney Foster, James Grant, Boo Hewerdine, Fiona Kennedy, John Leventhal, Ishbel Macaskill, Iain Macdonald... [DVD] (DVD)
I too agree the sound quality is at a peak and the artistes too! For me the lack of a drum kit but just simple percussion keeps the gentle flavour. Having a second fiddle player as good as Aly Bain works even better than on the 1st Sessions. Sadly though they managed to leave Michael Doucet's classic 'Jolie Blond' off the DVD that I received, although the printed sleeve notes list it (in the correct place in the second programme, which I checked on my CD version). Also they forgot to mention on the credits that Ricky Skaggs plays mandolin ... and boy, doesn't he just! His condition for coming - that his wife Sharon White had to come too: spot on. An underrated simple beautiful country voice that had me playing 'Mansion on the Hill' on repeat until I was told to turn it down. Is she related to the White Family? As well as all Russ Barenberg's tasty fills on guitar and Paul Brady's classic ballad 'Arthur McBride' with him still in quite good voice (though not as good as a 1977 rendition on Youtube), the flowing gentle lilting version of Nanci Griffith 'Boots of Spanish Leather' is a favourite of Bob Dylan's (who wrote the song) and you can see why. Well worth the long wait to get the politics and copyright sorted out.
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Initial post: 10 Oct 2011 13:08:45 BDT
I agree with RC "Arsie"... though Michael Doucet's 'Jolie Blondie' is there on the DVD as listed on the sleevenotes... however there is a chapter point missing there - so you cannot skip to it - you have to play the previous track Evangeline first, or be watching the whole programme, to get to Jolie Blondie. I emailed the Record Co. about this - they were already aware of the faux pas and have remedied this for their next run of DVDs.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Oct 2011 16:36:04 BDT
RC says:
Ah that's what I did then - got bored with Evangeline and skipped to the next track, et voila! What's their email so I can get them to list Skaggs' for his mandolin too? Thanks Mike.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Oct 2011 21:14:42 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Oct 2011 21:15:39 BDT
The Record Company is Whirlie Records - info@whirlierecords.co.uk
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