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Amber Gatherers (CD)
On 2005's No Earthly Man, Scottish singer/songwriter Alasdair Roberts offered up eight traditional ballads with minimal accompaniment. That he pulled it off without nailing the listeners eyes shut within the first two minutes is a testament to both his gift as an interpreter, and his reedy, yet impossibly fluid and melodious voice. On the Amber Gatherers, Roberts balances regional folk songs with his own self-penned odes to heartache, death and drink, successfully blurring the line between the two like a young Nic Jones or Martin Carthy. A full band is employed this time around, and their lightly brushed drums, fingerpicked guitars, accordions, and backing vocals wrap themselves around Roberts' careful phrasing like a winter coat. Standout tracks such as "I Had a Kiss of the King's Hand," "Cruel War" and "Old Men of the Shells" sound like lost cuts from the late-'60s and early-'70s British folk heydays, and a hand-drawn map of the U.K. with songtitles for cities, as well as a handy tuning chart that explains where to capo your guitar for each song, gives the whole affair a rustic, communal vibe that manages to avoid feeling contrived. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi
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Liknande artister: APPENDIX OUT, BERT JANSCH, GREG WEEKS, JAMES BLACKSHAW, NEIL YOUNG, ROY HARPER, SIMON FINN, WOODEN WAND, LISA O PIU, JOSE GONZALEZ
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Type: CD
Recorded: 2007
Release Date: 2007-01-23
Label: DRAG CITY
Country: US
Item No: DRGC326.2
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Track List
01 Riddle me this - 3:48
02 Where twines the path - 3:50
03 Waxwing - 4:13
04 I had a kiss of the king's hand - 3:37
05 The cruel war - 3:15
06 Let me lie and bleed awhile - 3:46
07 Firewater - 3:58
08 River rhine - 3:33
09 I have a charm - 4:02
10 The old men of the shells - 5:08
11 The calfless cow - 2:14
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