Acoustic Folk Box

Performers Various Artists

Topic Records | July 30, 2002 | Compact Disc

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Performers include: Incredible String Band, Pentangle, The Dubliners, Ewan MacColl, Bert Jansch, Watersons, Emmylou Harris, Dolores Keane, Mary Black, Exiles, Lonnie Donegan, Davy Graham, Battlefield Band, June Tabor, Altan, Blowzabella, Brass Monkey.
The Acoustic Folk Box presents a masterful overview of folk music from the British Isles, encompassing some 40 years of history and dozens of artists. Each of the four discs covers an era, the '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s, and carries over an hour of music. Basically, The Acoustic Folk Box begins with the British folk revival of the 1960s and follows echoes that reverberate into the present. Many of the artists are well-known to general audiences (Martin Simpson, Richard Thompson, and June Tabor), while others (Shirley Collins, Anne Briggs, and John Renbourn) are perhaps less known than one might hope, especially in the United States. Where to begin? First of all, there's Alexis Korner and Davy Graham's lovely duet "3/4 AD," perhaps the mother of all fine British fingerpicking, and fellow picker Bert Jansch's definitive version of "Angi." Briggs offers a chilling version of "She Moves Through the Fair," leaving little doubt where Sandy Denny drew her inspiration several years later. These discs also remind listeners that a number of folk-rockers never plugged in, or at least continued to experiment with acoustic music. The Incredible String Band remains one of the most enigmatic late-'60s bands, and "First Girl I Loved," with its off-center lyrics and unabashed romanticism, reminds one why. Pentangle creates a rare depth in "Let No Man Still Your Thyme," exploiting the rich possibilities of a full acoustic sound. A number of prominent women make memorable appearance over the course of The Acoustic Folk Box. Collins appears twice, first with Graham on the lovely "Reynardine" and again on the evocative "Bonnie Boy." Tabor delivers "Lay This Body Down" with her resonate vocals before returning with fellow Silly Sister Maddy Prior for "Blood and Gold/Mohacs." And there's no shortage of contemporary talent, with up and coming young artists like Eliza Carthy, Billy Bragg, and Kate Rusby. The Acoustic Folk Box may not be the last word on acoustic folk music from the British Isles, but it comes pretty darn close. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford Jr.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: July 30, 2002

Genre: British Folk Rock

Style: Folk

Number of Discs: 4

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Topic Records

UPC: 714822400121

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Acoustic Folk Box

Performers Various Artists

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: July 30, 2002

Genre: British Folk Rock

Style: Folk

Number of Discs: 4

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Topic Records

UPC: 714822400121


Title Track Time
0.DISC 1: --
1.Jack O'Diamonds - Lonnie Donegan --
2.3/4 A.D. - Davy Graham/Alexis Korner --
3.MacPherson's Rant - The Galliards --
4.TWA Corbies - Ray & Archie Fisher --
5.Tramps and Hawkers - Bob Davenport --
6.Rocky Road to Dublin - The Dubliners --
7.Song of the Iron Road - Ewan MacColl --
8.She Moves Through the Fair - Anne Briggs --
9.Times They Are a-Changin', The - Ian Campbell Folk Group --
10.Across the Hills - The Three City Four --
11.Joy of My Heart - The Fisher Family --
12.Angi - Bert Jansch --
13.Reynardine - Shirley Collins/Davy Graham --
14.Geordie - Julie Felix --
15.Dido Bendigo - The Watersons --
16.Two Magicians, The - A.L. Lloyd --
17.Moving on Song, The - The Exiles --
18.Sovay - Martin Carthy --
19.First Girl I Loved - The Incredible String Band --
20.Lyke Wake Dirge - The Young Tradition --
21.Transfusion - John Renbourn --
22.You Never Wanted Me - Sandy Denny --
23.Cuckoo's Nest, The - Dave Swarbrick --
24.House Carpenter, The - Sweeney's Men --
25.Spiral Staircase - Ralph McTell --
0.DISC 2: --
1.Let No Man Steal Your Thyme - Pentangle --
2.Bonnie Boy - Shirley Collins --
3.Rout of the Blues, The - Robin & Barry Dransfield --
4.Bright Phoebus - Lal & Mike Waterson --
5.Sorry the Day I Was Married - Tim Hart/Maddie Pryor --
6.Scan's Polkas - Oak --
7.Rattlin' Roarin' Willie / The Friar's Britches - Dick Gaughan --
8.Crafty Maid's Policy, The - Frankie Armstrong --
9.Billy Don't You Weep For Me - Nic Jones --
10.The Rose Of Britain's Isle / Glorishears - John Kirkpatrick/Sue Harris --
11.Hard Times of Old England - Etchingham Steam Band --
12.The Kesh Jig / Give Us A Drink Of Water / The Flower Of The Flock / Famous Ballymore - The Bothy Ban --
13.Ant & The Grasshopper, The - Leon Rosselson/Roy Bailey --
14.Methody Parson, The - Roy Harris --
15.John O'Dreams - Bill Caddock --
16.Rose of Allendale, The - Bandoggs --
17.Shepherd of the Downs, The - Peter Bellamy --
18.Brighton Camp / The March Past - John Kirkpatrick & Chums --
19.Harper's Frolick / Bonny Kate - New Victory Band --
20.Once in a While - Steve Ashley --
0.DISC 3: --
1.Miss Drummond Of Perth / Fiddler's Joy / Traditional Reel / The Shetland Fiddler - The Battlefield B --
2.Farewell Welfare - Rory McLeod --
3.Erin-Go-Bragh - Dick Gaughan --
4.Rockin' in Rhythm - Richard Thompson --
5.Stephen Baldwin's Schottisches No. 1 & 2 / The Kennet Jig - Old Swan Band --
6.In Trim / Mount Hooley / Lemington Bank - Alistair Anderson --
7.Lay This Body Down - June Tabor --
8.First Cut Is the Deepest, The - Martin Simpson --
9.Handsome Johnny - The English Country Blues Band --
10.If - Vin Garbutt --
11.Maid and the Palmer, The - Brass Monkey --
12.Shave The Monkey / Boys Of The Mill - Blowzabella --
13.A B Hornpipe / Mrs Bolowski's - Kathryn Tickell --
14.Another Train - Pete Morton --
15.Coal Not Dole - Swan Arcade --
16.Blood & Gold / Mohacs - Silly Sisters --
17.Wasps in the Woodpile - Andrew Cronshile --
18.Patrick Street / The Carraroe Jig - Patrick Street --
19.Bhean Udai Thall, A - Altan --
20.Fraoch a Ronaigh - Mouth Music --
0.DISC 4: --
1.Grey Funnel Line, The - Emmylou Harris/Dolores Keane/Mary Black --
2.Call For the North Country, A - Jez Lowe & the Bad Pennies --
3.Reconciliation - Ron Kavana --
4.Pharoah - The House Band --
5.Out of the Freaks - Chris Wood --
6.Moving the Goalposts - Billy Bragg --
7.When First I Came to Caledonia - Waterson:Carthy --
8.Beeswing - Richard Thompson --
9.Molly & Johnny - Dervish --
10.Venus in Tweeds - Shooglenifty --
11.The Graf Spey / The Boys Of Balisodare - Martin Hayes --
12.Jerusalem Revisited - Coope, Boyes & Simpson --
13.How Can I Leave - Lal Waterson/Oliver Knight --
14.Place Called England, A - June Tabor --
15.Reel du Pendu - Nancy Kerr/James Fagan --
16.Twankydillo - Maddy Prior --
17.Llatai - Fernhill --
18.Cobbler's Daughter, The - Kate Rusby --
19.From Where I Lie / Sheepcounting - John Tams --
20.10,000 Miles - Eliza Carthy --

Editorial Notes

Performers include: Incredible String Band, Pentangle, The Dubliners, Ewan MacColl, Bert Jansch, Watersons, Emmylou Harris, Dolores Keane, Mary Black, Exiles, Lonnie Donegan, Davy Graham, Battlefield Band, June Tabor, Altan, Blowzabella, Brass Monkey.
The Acoustic Folk Box presents a masterful overview of folk music from the British Isles, encompassing some 40 years of history and dozens of artists. Each of the four discs covers an era, the '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s, and carries over an hour of music. Basically, The Acoustic Folk Box begins with the British folk revival of the 1960s and follows echoes that reverberate into the present. Many of the artists are well-known to general audiences (Martin Simpson, Richard Thompson, and June Tabor), while others (Shirley Collins, Anne Briggs, and John Renbourn) are perhaps less known than one might hope, especially in the United States. Where to begin? First of all, there's Alexis Korner and Davy Graham's lovely duet "3/4 AD," perhaps the mother of all fine British fingerpicking, and fellow picker Bert Jansch's definitive version of "Angi." Briggs offers a chilling version of "She Moves Through the Fair," leaving little doubt where Sandy Denny drew her inspiration several years later. These discs also remind listeners that a number of folk-rockers never plugged in, or at least continued to experiment with acoustic music. The Incredible String Band remains one of the most enigmatic late-'60s bands, and "First Girl I Loved," with its off-center lyrics and unabashed romanticism, reminds one why. Pentangle creates a rare depth in "Let No Man Still Your Thyme," exploiting the rich possibilities of a full acoustic sound. A number of prominent women make memorable appearance over the course of The Acoustic Folk Box. Collins appears twice, first with Graham on the lovely "Reynardine" and again on the evocative "Bonnie Boy." Tabor delivers "Lay This Body Down" with her resonate vocals before returning with fellow Silly Sister Maddy Prior for "Blood and Gold/Mohacs." And there's no shortage of contemporary talent, with up and coming young artists like Eliza Carthy, Billy Bragg, and Kate Rusby. The Acoustic Folk Box may not be the last word on acoustic folk music from the British Isles, but it comes pretty darn close. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford Jr.
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