Anglicana

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Following her brief, more mainstream association with Warner Bros., Eliza Carthy returns to folk, the music she loves best, and does so with renewed vigor. Over the course of several albums apart from the Angels & Cigarettes detour, she's pushed at renewing traditional English folk, bringing something new and fresh to the songs, and this is no exception. Interestingly, though, the most arresting track is "Worcester City," whose intensity and roaring fiddle line it's worth noting that Carthy keeps improving as a fiddle player brings to mind Liege & Lief-era Fairport Convention. Her fiddle playing, in fact, is of international stature these days -- just listen to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Following her brief, more mainstream association with Warner Bros., Eliza Carthy returns to folk, the music she loves best, and does so with renewed vigor. Over the course of several albums apart from the Angels & Cigarettes detour, she's pushed at renewing traditional English folk, bringing something new and fresh to the songs, and this is no exception. Interestingly, though, the most arresting track is "Worcester City," whose intensity and roaring fiddle line it's worth noting that Carthy keeps improving as a fiddle player brings to mind Liege & Lief-era Fairport Convention. Her fiddle playing, in fact, is of international stature these days -- just listen to the live "In London So Fair," for example. That she's very aware of contemporary music is evident on "Pretty Ploughboy," where the rhythm track seems like a cross between a Nine Inch Nails lie and Tom Waits' eccentricity. "Little Gypsy Girl" brings in her mother, Norma Waterson, and her cousin to add delicious harmonies, while "Bold Privateer" shows that she's become a folksinger of real lasting quality -- truly the child of her parents and she celebrates her father's sixtieth birthday with "Dr. Mcmbe". Carthy's grown rapidly as a musician, and done it all in public, but with the aptly named Anglicana, exploring the possibilities of English song from her version of Harry Cox's "The Tide Was Flowing" all the way into the 21st century, she's certainly reached her full maturity.
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Top Ten New Album of 2002
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/2002
  • Label: Topic Records
  • UPC: 714822053921
  • Catalog Number: 539
  • Sales rank: 403,366

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eliza Carthy Primary Artist, Fiddle, Piano, Vocals, Octave Violin
Martin Carthy Guitar
Mary MacMaster Vocals
Norma Waterson Vocals
Will Duke Concertina
Dan Quinn Melodeon
Ben Ivitsky Guitar, Trombone, Viola, Guitar (Electroacoustic)
Barnaby Stradling Acoustic Bass
Heather Macleod Vocals
Tim van Eyken Guitar, Harmonica, Melodeon
Jon Boden Fiddle
John Spiers Melodeon
Tom Salter Electric Guitar
Martin Green Piano, Accordion
Technical Credits
Denis Blackham Mastering
Eliza Carthy Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
Ben Ivitsky Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Oliver Knight Engineer
Adrian Bradley Engineer
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