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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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"The Works" - it really is!

Advantages: Instrumentals and songs, uplifting, quality playing, singing and guests
Disadvantages: None

This album is a compilation of songs and tunes from some of their other albums. It was the first one of theirs that I bought, having come across Jon Boden through Fay Hield’s albums. With respect, compilation albums can be a bit of a cop-out in the music ...

2mennycds 26.12.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Works - Spiers & Boden

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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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Really have to get this if you love English folk!

Advantages: Wonderful English folk at its best!
Disadvantages: none

We saw this ensemble several weeks ago live when they played the Enniskillen arts festival and we were totally blown away by the professionalism of the music and the versatility of the musicians. So we bought this album at the concert and got Norma Wat ...

markcathcart 16.12.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man - Waterson:Carthy

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You Need This Album Now

Advantages: Some great storming country rock songs
Disadvantages: Slight predictability of track listing late on

Even before I'd heard a single note they played, I knew I was likely to enjoy Lady Antebellum. I've long been a fan of rock music and recent years have developed a greater appreciation in me for the country music I grew up listening to thanks to my Dad. I ...

Soho_Black 05.06.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Need You Now - Lady Antebellum

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