Thursday, July 13, 2006

Maddy Prior & June Tabor ''Silly Sisters'' (UK Folk 1976)

This was a match made in heaven: Maddy Prior, the sweet-voiced singer for Steeleye Span, and June Tabor, a darker-toned solo performer who was already making a significant name for herself on the British folk scene. The collaboration was blessed by the presence of most of that scene's aristocracy, including guitarists Nic Jones and Martin Carthy, bassist Danny Thompson, and mandolinist Andy Irvine. But the album's most transcendent moments come when Prior and Tabor sing together a cappella, as they do at the beginning of the gentle "Seven Joys of Mary" and the more astringent "Burning of Auchindoon," not to mention the hair-raising "Four Loom Weaver." A few of these songs require a couple of listens before they reveal all of their charms, but all of them are worth the effort. [So artistically, if not commercially, successful was this album that Prior and Tabor reunited ten years later to record the equally fine No More to the Dance under the group name Silly Sisters.] ~ Rick Anderson, All Music Guide

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greets to the webmaster of this wonderful site! Keep up the good work. Thanks.
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20 July, 2006 09:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's a long time that i search this record
bravo and thanks a lot
great to see a place in the web where June Tabor is apprecied (what voice !)
FR

20 August, 2006 03:53  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a million for this site. The "Celtic Tiger" has bitten more people than our esteemed government likes to pretend. To be able to get my hands on stuff like Planxty and Maddy Prior/June Tabor is a relief for an obsessive like myself. Keep it going.
- Baelbocht

09 October, 2006 00:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a wonderful album. Their voices send shivers through my spine, the match made in heaven. Thank you.

16 October, 2006 23:31  
Anonymous jean luc godard said...

qamazing how timeless this sounds. It could have been recorded yesterday. Wonderfull, lovely music!

Thanks for the public service Lizard!

10 July, 2007 02:07  

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