Thursday, October 26, 2006

Request
Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick "Byker Hill" 1967

Byker Hill was the first album on which Carthy and Swarbrick had more than two or three hours' studio time, and, as a result, which was actually rehearsed and programmed weeks in advance. The results are less spontaneous than their earlier work, but also show a level of professionalism that few folk albums of the era ever demonstrated. The differences lie in the careful nuances, and the sophistication of the paired voice and instruments, which are much more studied than anything previously heard. The music is glorious in its own unassuming way--Carthy's acapella performance on the haunting "Brigg Fair" (a Lincolnshire tune originally collected by Percy Grainger, and which was the basis for a classical piece by Frederick Delius), the interweaving of Carthy's voice and Swarbrick's violin on "The Bloody Gardener," the dazzling title track, and maybe the best version of "John Barleycorn" ever recorded, are among 14 of the most prized songs in their careers. ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide

5 Comments:

Blogger Wiganova said...

This is excellent - thank you.

Any Carthy is always welcome.

All the best.

27 October, 2006 18:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a big thank you for the web site and all the posts you have made. Its been my fave for a while and I love most of the albums you post.
Great to have the vintage Carthy stuff as well as the Stackridge and all the others
Thanks again.

28 October, 2006 00:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could somewone please repost this? I have not seen this anywhere yet.

22 January, 2008 03:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance of a repost?

29 February, 2008 07:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Link:
http://sharebee.com/cd6f3214

Simon House

17 September, 2008 22:59  

Post a Comment

<< Home

2006 - - - - - - 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
2007 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
LET'S GO TO "ANOTHER" BLOG