Various Artists - Migrating Bird: The Songs of Lal Waterson (special)

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Honest Jon's Records presents a tribute album to UK folksinger Lal Waterson, with tracks specially commissioned for this release. Lal Waterson was a member of The Watersons, a key 1960s precursor of Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span. Migrating Bird features 19 different voices from different decades and countries, all with a different take on the singularly haunting quality of these works. From the gyrating keyboards of King Creosote to the ramshackle accordion of Michael Hurley to the gentle ambience of Vashti Bunyan, the simplicity of Waterson's lyrics and her mellifluous folk spirit shine through. Other artists include: Nancy Elizabeth, James Yorkston, Victoria Williams, Lavinia Blackwall and Alex Neilson, Alasdair Roberts, Danny & The Champions Of The World, Charlotte Greig, Jeb Loy Nichols, Adrian Crowley, Richard James, Willard Grant Conspiracy, Sabbath Folk, Lindsey Woolsey, Richard Youngs, The Memory Band and Mark Olson."

Rated 5/5 stars from Time Out, 4/4 stars from MOJO, and named "Compilation Of The Year" by The Guardian.

"Folk album of the year, not least because the music seems so contemporary and timeless that it could easily get away with not being called folk ... Keeps alive the thoughtful, rebellious, radical Englishness found in the best folk music. Folk has been brought back to life, in the nick of time, as a means of dissent."-The Observer


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