Sunday, August 03, 2008

by Julie

June Tabor "Airs and Graces" 1976





















Here the first album of June "Airs and Graces" (1976) , many considered his masterpiece

Julie


June Tabor's first solo record is an understated triumph full of good songs, great arrangements, and a crack group of backing musicians led by the guitar playing of Nic Jones. Much of Airs and Graces is pure British folk, and Tabor has much fun with such ancient numbers as "While the Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping" and "Young Waters." The standout track, however, is her version of Eric Bogle's brilliant anti-war ode "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda." Sung a cappella, you can almost feel the bitterness in her voice, a breathtaking, stunning moment indicative of how amazing she can be. Reissued on compact disc by Shanachie. ~ John Dougan, All Music Guide

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous record. It was one of my favorites 20 years ago, and it's been about that long since I heard it. June's is one of the truly great voices of our time, and she's well-deserving of all the acclaim she's received.

To double your pleasure, check out her "Silly Sisters" record with Maddy Prior of Steeleye Span.

June, Maddy & Sandy----the Holy Trinity of British Folk Chicks! Long may their voices be heard;
---EeeGee

04 August, 2008 01:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks! Bruce

05 August, 2008 05:20  
Blogger michaelDUSTdevil said...

fantastic!!!... i was just look for this again the other day... thank you... i got this when it came out when i was a kid... saw her a couple of times at the Topic folk club in Bradford, Yorkshire back then... thanks again... XXX

05 August, 2008 10:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'a capella' ???? Or 'unaccompanied' as we say in English - AMG, pah!!

Anyway anyone have 'Ashes & Diamonds'??

Never seen a complete copy on the web.

Cheers

Rog

09 August, 2008 11:50  
Blogger Ananda said...

Thanx so much for this legend!

10 August, 2008 01:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The second album: Ashes and Diamonds (1977)
Great album, naturally
http://rapidshare.com/files/99667215/JUNTABAD.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/99667450/JUNTABAD.part2.rar

Cheers Julie

16 September, 2008 07:23  

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