|Price:||£12.71 & FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details|
AutoRip is available only for eligible CDs and vinyl sold by Amazon EU Sarl (but does not apply to gift orders or PrimeNow orders). See Terms and Conditions for full details, including costs which may apply for the MP3 version in case of order returns or cancellations.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we dispatch the item.
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
New album from Jackie Oates.
"..an exquisite piece of chamber folk..."
-- The Observer
"Oates remains the sweetest voice of her generation.... This is modern English folk in it's least leaden form.." -- The Independent On Sunday
'English folk-pop...as pretty as some spring mornings.' -- The Independent
'Her voice is persuasively rustic and the style distinctly English'
-- Daily Telegraph
'Jackie Oates is deservedly becoming a celebrity in the new folk scene' -- The Guardian
'Oates has noticeably raised her game' -- UNCUT ****
'The persuasive intimacy of Oates' voice has grown immeasurably in confidence and appeal since her self-titled first solo album' -- fROOTS
Top customer reviews
'Saturnine' is a record of captivating beauty and multiple enchantments.
She possesses a voice of such mesmerising loveliness that the winter's harsh
frosts would melt away in the wake of each and every magical song she sings.
It skips and bounces and flutters like a kingfisher with the sunlight glancing
off its many-coloured plumage. A voice to bring a smile to our faces and
a little welcome warmth into a cold despondent world. A generous gift.
Her easy grasp of folk music's noble traditions are given respectful and
inventive twists and turns in this collection of twelve fine performances.
There is light and shade in abundance in the lucid arrangements and engaging
variety in her choice of material. Her accompanists are all first rate.
Opening track, 'The Sweet Nightingale' is a joy. The piano chimes like a
bell; the string playing adds weight and texture and Ms Oates' limber
vocal delivery is simply sublime. The instrumental narrative of 'The Hills
Of Trencrom / Pedn Olva' takes us on a wonderfully affecting journey to
the full beating heart of The West Country's great musical heritage.
Mike Cosgrave's delicate piano embroidery enhances one of the finest vocal
renditions on 'The Trees They Are So High' and 'IOU' digs deep to deliver what
is perhaps the finest performance of Ms Oates' career so-far. Stunning.
The raucous 'Four Pence A Day' lends itself well to cider-swigging and
energetic thigh-slapping and 'Fortune Turns The Wheel' brings the album
to a plaintively reflective conclusion. A abundance of riches indeed.
The great thing about "Saturnine" is that it has a similar respect for traditional music while still being a really weird record. Honestly, it just arrived in the mail from the UK, and I haven't figured out what makes it so odd. There's something off-kilter about the arrangements, but there's nothing particularly modern about them--no synthesizer, contemporary song covers, or rhythym inherited from the singer-songwriter world that shows up on a lot of folk records.
It does have a lot of unusual percussion that makes the record a little dissonant. Mainly, I think the arrangements just have a slightly perverse sensibility. It reminds me a little bit of _The Devil's Interval_ for that reason, even though it doesn't sound anything like "Blood and Honey".
Anyway, I'm sure I'll be listening to it all through our long upstate New York winter. My first impression is that it's one of the more beautiful and original records I've heard in quite a while. Plus, it has the usual brilliant fiddle-playing.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?