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Another brilliant Seth Lakeman album
on 1 August 2015
I am now a real fan of Devon born folk singer/songwriter Seth Lakeman, and own all of his albums, but it was his third which first got me hooked on his work. 'Freedom Fields', released in 2006, was one of impulse buys, I needed something new to listen to, and thought that, based on Seth's picture, he looked quite cool. It was somehow obvious that he was a folk singer, and after slipping the disc into my laptop, as soon as the first song started playing, I just knew that this was going to become an instant favourite.
Staying true to his musical routes, the songs here deal with traditional folk stories and legends, in this case, from his West Country home, but the music leans towards a more contemporary feel with the modern rhythms. The heavy fiddle and guitar playing by Seth is great, but it's the passionate and distinctive voice which he has that really makes his music most enjoyable to listen to.
My personal favourite songs are the excellent opener 'Lady Of The Sea (Hear Her Calling)', 'The Charmer', 'Childe The Hunter' and the absolute beauty of 'The White Hare', which, when collected together, are catchy, up-lifting, mystical and spiritual. My advice is to buy 'Freedom Fields', and you can then decide whether you wish to hear more, I did, and have now ended up with a full set of prized albums.