Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Presented by David #2

June Tabor "Abyssinians" 1983

June Tabor is one of the finest folk singers alive. Not only is she completely in command of a vast repertoire of traditional British and Irish songs, but she has also shown herself able to move completely out of that repertoire (into, for example, Yiddish and Civil War songs) without any loss of authority. Not everything she does succeeds entirely, but there are singers who would kill to be able to do at their best what she does when she's just phoning it in. That said, Abyssinians is not her best album. Although it starts off strong with the almost a cappella "Month of January," things quickly bog down: where "The Month of January" is gorgeous and depressing, "The Scarecrow" is merely depressing. And is that glass harmonica in the background? Good grief. (The lack of musician credits on the CD is an irritant.) "A Smiling Shore" is the heartbreakingly effective tale of a Holocaust survivor; "Lay This Body Down" is a Civil War-era spiritual which she delivers in a surprisingly effective voice. Most of the rest is mediocre for her, but again, that's not even close to half bad. ~ Rick Anderson, All Music Guide

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks

15 June, 2007 03:59  
Blogger Brian said...

thank you

05 November, 2007 15:42  
Blogger Brian said...

thank you

05 November, 2007 15:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be very grateful if this link could be restored

13 December, 2007 02:50  
Anonymous Einar said...

Link doesn't work any longer. Can you please repost?

13 December, 2007 04:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here the first album of June "Airs and Graces" (1976) , many considered his masterpiece
http://www.megaupload.com/it/?d=U221PU7B
Julie

03 August, 2008 05:58  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo.Does anyone knows about a recording of June Tabor with Martin Carthy - Live At McCabes Guitar Shop? I have only one song - The Drowned Lover - and its perfect. She sounds young.

04 November, 2008 21:43  
Anonymous Silent 3 said...

bummer man. the rapidshare link has expired. hope you can put it back again. thx

13 November, 2008 13:04  
Blogger Darren said...

Any chance of uploading it again?

09 May, 2009 01:50  

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