Folk Awards 2007 Box set
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For the third year running Proper Music Distribution is proud to release the album that showcases ALL the nominees from The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. This time around the format has been increased to include a live bonus disc of the Young Folk Awards. Final track listing is to be confirmed, but will certainly include all the nominated songs and acclaimed tracks from all the artists. Also available: PROPERFOLK01 Folk Awards 2005 £5.60 PROPERFOLK02 Folk Awards 2006 £5.60
Top Customer Reviews
There's some lovely stuff to be heard here, and as well as lots of good voices, there are contributions for some multi-talented musicians who can play a wide variety of instruments, ranging from the harp to fiddle, guitar to brass, to keyboard to pipes. As always, with just about every compilation, whatever the musical genre, there is always going to be stuff on the CDs that won't be for every listener, and some haven't made their way into my iTunes library. Nevertheless, if you do enjoy folk music, like myself, you'll probably find more of what you do like, than what you don't like on this collection.
The booklet contains mini-biographies on every artist who is featured on the first two albums.
For me, the absolute highlight of this collection is Tim Van Eyken's powerful new arrangement of Barleycorn. To hear this excellent track in its entirety go to Tim's website.
Other good songs (4 stars on my ipod) are:
Roots by Show of Hands
Daisy by Karine Polwart
Flighty Girls... by Shona Kipling et al
Biodh An Deoch... by Julie Fowlis
Love Henry by Martin Simpson
Locks and Bolts by Nancy Kerr et al
Stella's welcome to Kamloops... by John McCusker
Billy don't you weep for me by Nic Jones
Wayside by Chris Thile
Silver Dagger by The Devil's Interval
Billy don't you weep for me (live) by Ruth Notman et al
Vestapol (live) by Wilber
All the rest of the tracks I rate at 3 stars.
There are certainly no dire tracks.