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I have long been a collector of albums about the American civil war and some are better than others.This is better than most and is a 2 CD collection of largely acoustic country or bluegrass music. The musicianship is of a very high standard. The songs mostly standards have new life breathed into them. Perhaps one or 2 of the songs don't quite work or fit in with the other tracks but they are not bad and worth a listen. Difficult to pick out the highlights as there are so many.....Loretta Lynn sets the standard with a great opening track. Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle, Dolly Parton and lesser known acts set an incredibly high standard. If you like bluegrass, Americana, or just great country music or just music with substance this is a really great listen. One of the best civil war collections, if not the best. Highly recommended.
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on 2 December 2013
Having recently been reading a great deal about the Civil War and being also a guitar student of Bryan Sutton's (who has a lot to do with this project), I was attracted to this double cd. I really like it for it's variety, historical interest, wonderful musicianship and recording quality. I recommend it to anyone interested in American folk music.
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on 2 February 2014
I love this. The album was only downloaded this morning and it usually takes me a long time to get used to new things, but I am already glued to it. Good music, well-performed and historical interest. Some fast and cheerful pieces, some slow and sad, a few that seem particularly appropriate to dance to. A few new slants on well-known works that nevertheless seem to preserve the original spirit. Perfect for oldies such as myself, who like American folk songs with meaningful lyrics. The price on here was also less than that I have seen charged elsewhere in the UK. Potential purchasers can listen to samples and make their own selection, by following the Amazon mp3 link.
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on 23 February 2014
I love this cd - some unusual renditions of well known songs and a great artist list. It made me want to find out more about the American Civil War.
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on 13 February 2014
Lovely album, sensitively done. The songs are very evocative and the familiar ones - like 'Dixie' - are given specially moving treatments.
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on 7 August 2014
Took a bit of getting used too, you have to remember that these songs were sung around the camp fires by soldiers, very good gives the real flavour of the civil war.
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on 25 February 2014
Great album, likely to take the listener in different directions as new performers appear.

Stimulating and historically interesting.

Worthy purchase.
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on 5 July 2015
rally loved this nice to hear again after all these years
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on 29 June 2016
Great songs well performed. Listened to again and again.
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on 22 July 2014
A real treat, and my favourite cd ,so far, this year.
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