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Product details

  • Audio CD (19 July 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • ASIN: B00002471T
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,600 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Mississippi Summer
  2. Lullaby Of London
  3. Night Comes In
  4. Valentine?s Day Is Over
  5. All Tomorrow?s Parties
  6. Dives And Lazarus
  7. Dark Eyed Sailor
  8. Pain Or Paradise
  9. Susie Clelland
  10. Finisterre

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By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 Mar. 2006
Format: Audio CD
June Tabor is a reclusive British folk singer with a sadly regal voice that evokes world-weariness coupled with inner strength. Her credentials go back to the 70s when she collaborated with Steeleye Span's Maddy Prior on the album Silly Sisters. Through the years she has produced a number of bleak, starkly arranged albums of traditional music such as Aqaba, that made her one of the most important exponents of this musical form in the tiny but dedicated British folk scene. Here she goes popular-modern on interpretations of dramatic material by the likes of Billy Bragg (Valentine's Day Is Over), Richard Thompson (Night Comes In), Shane McGowan (Lullaby of London) and - an inspired choice - Lou Reed's All Tomorrow's Parties. There are three traditional songs, of which Bonnie Sue Cleland is the best, and two songs in a modern folk idiom where fiddle and accordion are used to great effect on a light rock beat. June's rendition of All Tomorrow's Parties is resplendent with spooky fiddle expertly complementing the wistful quality of her voice - reason enough to get this album.
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June Tabor and Oysterband got together again, 21 years after June Tabor and The Oyster Band produced this album Freedom and Rain, and it's delightful to play this earlier collaboration and the 2011' Ragged Kingdom together

Curiously, they all seem to have more energy and more commitment in the later album, as if they've all partaken of a magic dynamism and depth pill!

On this earlier album, they use simpler rhythms, Tabor's voice is beautiful as ever, clearer and lighter. The Oyster Band seem more laid back and mellow than the incarnation as Oysterband. I downloaded this album whilst waiting impatiently for the release of the new one, and enjoyed it enormously, and, had I only reviewed it earlier, I'm sure I would have been fulsome with praise, but enjoyable as this album is, it pales by comparison to the later one, the years having brought depth, richness and a lovely combination of velvet and grit to the partnership.

Looking forward to that, on this album, is a delicious rendition of the Velvet Underground and Nico classic `All Tomorrow's Parties' Tabor dark, tuneful, shivering the hairs on the listener's neck on vocals

The echoing studio quality of this earliest album suffers, I think by comparison with the more recent album, where there is no sense of slightly echoing production getting between the musicians and the listener.

This is a very very pleasant album indeed, much poppier and less intense. The later one grabs the listener and says `Listen Up, I'm not for background you know' and is not a pleasant album at all, but a magical one! Age wins out over youth in this case!
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A young June Tabor without the depth of later vocals - but still a lovely CD. The songs just grow on you and the Oysterband playing alongside her help create some great music that you want to play over and over again.
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By The Guardian TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 April 2013
Format: Audio CD
This first collaboration between the Oyster Band and June Tabor in 1990 produced an exceptional collection of rocking, upbeat songs. The youthful exuberance of `Freedom and Rain' sets it apart from the more mature 2011 reunion album `Ragged Kingdom' which, though good in parts, contains some downbeat traditional dirges less to the taste of some fans.

No dirges on F&R. The fine opener is a cover of `Mississippi Summer' ("I hope that I don't die before the harvest comes") followed by an upbeat version of Shane McGowan's `Lullaby of London'; an intense rhythmic take on Richard Thompson's `Night Comes In', Billy Bragg's `Valentine's Day is Over' and Lou Reed's `All Tomorrow's Parties'. Trad folk songs `Dives and Lazarus', `Dark Eyed Sailor' and `Susie Clelland' are also given the rocking Oyster Band treatment and fit right in with the album's adventurous style.

F&R managed to get the formula exactly right. Oyster band never sounded better, and it's a high point in Tabor's illustrious career. Trad and unashamedly modern at the same time, it's one of a kind and a classic of the British folk-rock genre.
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June Tabor is a fantastic voice, who unfortunately tends to over-specialise in misery and gloom. The Oyster band are a post-fairport, post-Steeleye Folk Rock band, full of good musicians, lacking a great singer and lacking a bit in direction.
Put the two together and you have dynamite, you have folk-rock at its very best. This is a great Album, with the drive and energy of the Oyster band clicking perfectly with the wonderful voice of June Tabor. My only regret - it wasn't a permanent "marriage" and they didn't keep making music together. Sadly they sort of returned to where they had come from................
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An enchanting and inspirational collaboration. I have been playing this album every day. So much more fun than Tabor's generally gloomy solo work. I came to this through the magical Quercus album, which is full of gloriously gloomy poetic jazz. I would now love to see her playing with the Oysterband again.
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