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The winter's dance.

Advantages: A lively and entertaining listen.
Disadvantages: Nothing as far as I am concerned.

Product Description (slightly ammended). Folk rock pioneers. Pop stars and an inspiration to generations. Steeleye Span has been many things. With Maddy Prior, the voice of Steeleye for 40 years at the helm of the line-up which features band stalwart an ...

Coloneljohn 16.11.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Wintersmith - Steeleye Span

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Samantha Crain describes life in Under Branch & Thorn & Tree

Advantages: A great thinking album
Disadvantages: None for me

...While I often preference loud bouncy music, I do have a soft spot for intensively sad narratives about the human condition; lyrics are often important to me. Native American “Oakie” Samantha Crain’s latest album, the 2015 released Under Branch & Thorn & T ...

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Review of Under Branch & Thorn & Tree - Samantha Crain

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No creaks on this fine live album!

Advantages: Exuberant, superb playing, fine songs and great tunes
Disadvantages: More "feel" of a live album could have been included when edited

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2mennycds 29.10.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Walnut Creek (Live Recording) - Dave Swarbrick

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69 minutes of delights

Advantages: Varied, long playing time, top quality playing
Disadvantages: None other than the obvious - just guitar!

This is a fine album of instrumental acoustic guitar music that, despite its niche recording label, deserves to be much more widely known and appreciated than by a relative handful of guitar players at whom the release was aimed. It was released in 1992 ...

2mennycds 08.03.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Fingerpicking Guitar Delights - Various Artists

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"Weaving" a tale or two in captivating voice and lovely backing

Advantages: Gorgeous voice, well arranged and accompanied
Disadvantages: Trad lyrics and style may not be to all tastes, though worth trying!

“The hurricane party” isn’t what you would expect for the name of the band that backs a singer who performs “folk” music in a very traditional style. The way its members were selected also breaks the rules. Normally a singer (or producer) decides what in ...

2mennycds 30.09.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Orfeo - Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party

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