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  • Audio CD (24 Feb. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: White Fall Records
  • ASIN: B00GOKSCMI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,372 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Reres Hill
  2. The Sower's Song
  3. King Orfeo
  4. My Darling Boy
  5. The Final Trawl
  6. Twa Sisters
  7. The Open Door
  8. Clerk Saunders
  9. Hawk and Crow
  10. John O'Dreams

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Having celebrated a decade as one of Scottish music's most distinctively sublime voices, Emily Smith begins a fresh chapter in her illustrious, award-winning, TV-appearing career. For her fifth solo album Echoes, Emily returns to her first love of traditional song. Her gift for finding a personal connection in these passed-down, anon-penned words is still at the heart of her craft. But this is a bold new phase in Emily's music and with it comes what she describes as "a new Scottish sound". Recorded over the space of a year (interrupted by the arrival of a small person) Echoes expands the core group of musicians with whom she's previously played by adding a guestlist of true greats. Joining multi-instrumentalists Jamie McClennan and Matheu Watson, bassist Ross Hamilton and percussionist Signy Jakobsdottir are none other than Jerry Douglas, Aoife O'Donovan, Kris Drever, Tim Edey, Natalie Haas and Rory Butler. Together they've created an album with one foot planted firmly in Emily's home of Dumfries and Galloway and the other in the unspoiled heartland of Nashville. If albums can have feet, that is. Echoes is unshakeably Scottish but with farther, wider horizons. From remembered ballads like the murdery Twa Sisters and the mythical King Orfeo to contemporary but no less timeless songs such as Bill Caddick's gorgeous John O'Dreams and Darrell Scott's The Open Door, Emily's voice eases tired ears and lifts knackered souls with its simple beauty. Time has passed ridiculously fast since Emily was named BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year back in 2002. The accolades continued as she won the USA Songwriting Competition in 2005, Scots Singer of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2008, and she received two nominations in the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In that time she's toured the world, thrilling audiences from Cambridge Folk Festival all the way down to the National Folk Festival in Australia, via Europe, Russia, Canada and New Zealand. Her face has been all over the telly thanks to BBC Four's Transatlantic Sessions, BBC One's Songs of Praise, Scotland's Hogmanay Live, BBC Ulster's Santer and an exclusive performance for Sky Arts Channel. In 2013 Emily toured as part of the Transatlantic Sessions extended family, singing with the likes of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Eric Bibb and Teddy Thompson - adding to an impressive list of onstage collaborators which also includes Richard Thompson, Eddi Reader and Beth Neilson Chapman. Her albums A Day Like Today, A Different Life, Too Long Away, Traiveller's Joy and 2009's sparkling take on lesser known Robert Burns compositions Adoon Winding Nith (released as a duo with husband Jamie McClennan) established Emily as both an adroit interpreter of old songs and a dazzlingly accomplished crafter of original material. In 2013 Emily released her best-of collection Ten Years (coming up with titles is harder than it looks) marking a journey that's already seen her described by The Guardian as Scotland's "most impressive young songwriter". Blimey.

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By CycleRacing HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 24 Feb. 2014
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This is the fifth album produced by Emily Smith. She has such a beautiful and pure voice which is so well suited to this type of music - she has done very well over the last few years. I have had her spotted at festivals and listened regularly to her recordings at home - she is truly a talent and is continuing to develop as this CD so well demonstrates. It is stunning. The sound quality is also good.

She has a band featuring Ross Hamilton on bass, Signy Jakobsdottir on percussion, Matheu Watson (multi instrumentalist) and last but not least, her husband Jamie McClennan. The guest list on this album is superb and adds to the high quality music. The guest list includes Aoife O'Donovan, Jerry Douglas, Tim Edey, Rory Butler, Kris Dreve and Natalie Haas.

I was lucky enough to be sent this as a gift from a relative on the day of release it seems! It arrived early today and already this morning I have listened to it once all the way through - it will be very well played. I am looking forward to future albums!

Would highly recommend this CD
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By LJM on 7 April 2014
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Recently saw Emily in concert in Dunfermline and she is very relaxed and a great performer. Jamie was with her and he is a great entertainer too. The songs on this are great. Funnily, Emily has a more Scottish accent on the CDs than she does Live!!
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AMAZING !!!!

Her best album (In my opinion)

The album has brilliant tracks.
If like me, until a few months ago, I had never heard of Emily.... BUY this one !!
(I've ended up buying all of her albums)

She does sound amazing.

(If you want to buy something else as well, give Julie Fowlis a try... she sings in Gaelic, but don't let that put you off...)
Recommend Cara Dillon (from Northern Ireland) as well.
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Having seen Emily live in concert, so I know what she actually sounds like live, this is probably of all her CDs the nearest to how she actually sounds live. I enjoyed listening to it and will listen to it again. Her music and her voice are superb and this CD reflects that.
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Forget the 'folk' genre tag, this is quite simply extraordinary beautiful music performed by artists with exceptional ability. Am not as a matter of course a folk devotee, but am a huge fan of ES having stumbled across a gig of hers a few years ago. She is currently midway through a tour promoting this album and I urge you to go and see her.
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I've seen Emily Smith twice live on stage. I know she is a talented singer. On this album she has taken one further step. Surrrounded by some of the best folk musicians in Scotland. A good choice of songs arranged cleverly and superbly performed. A very good buy.
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Best album to date from emily.preordered this three months ago most anticipated album I have had to wait for but boy was it worth it there is not a bad track on this album. Sound quality is excellent production superb.well done to Jamie don't hesitate to buy you will not be disappointed.the final trawl is my favorite with aiofe great stuff see you in Cambridge on tour emily
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I enjoyed this CD very much the songs are well produced and the players are the best in their field. This lady's voice is the purest I have heard so much so I bought all her CDs and every one of them are perfect.
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