Gift

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
British folk giants Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson have collaborated on numerous projects over the years, but Gift marks the first time that the mother and daughter have released a collection of songs as an official duo. Backed by the usual assortment of English folk dynasty members like Martin Carthy, Danny Thompson, Aiden Curran, Martin Simpson and various other Watersons, Gift offers up the usual amalgamation of traditional songs, all of which are driven through the snow by Carthy and Waterson's rich, commanding voices. Opening with a rousing rendition of Appalachian spiritual "Wayfaring Stranger" and closing with the gorgeous, seafaring ballad "Shallow ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
British folk giants Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson have collaborated on numerous projects over the years, but Gift marks the first time that the mother and daughter have released a collection of songs as an official duo. Backed by the usual assortment of English folk dynasty members like Martin Carthy, Danny Thompson, Aiden Curran, Martin Simpson and various other Watersons, Gift offers up the usual amalgamation of traditional songs, all of which are driven through the snow by Carthy and Waterson's rich, commanding voices. Opening with a rousing rendition of Appalachian spiritual "Wayfaring Stranger" and closing with the gorgeous, seafaring ballad "Shallow Brown," Gift is an effortless compendium of ancestral music, crafted by two of its greatest champions, that more than lives up to its name.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/17/2010
  • Label: Topic Records
  • UPC: 714822057929
  • Catalog Number: 579
  • Sales rank: 96,676

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Poor Wayfaring Stranger - Norma Waterson (6:28)
  2. 2 Little Grey Hawk - Norma Waterson (3:21)
  3. 3 Boston Burglar - Norma Waterson (5:23)
  4. 4 The Nightingale/For Kate - Norma Waterson (5:56)
  5. 5 Bonaparte's Lament - Norma Waterson (3:19)
  6. 6 The Rose and the Lilly - Norma Waterson (6:16)
  7. 7 Bunch of Thyme - Norma Waterson (5:50)
  8. 8 Ukulele Lady/(If Paradise is) Half As Nice - Norma Waterson (4:51)
  9. 9 Psalm of Life - Norma Waterson (6:07)
  10. 10 Prairie Lullaby - Norma Waterson (3:46)
  11. 11 Shallow Brown - Norma Waterson (2:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eliza Carthy Primary Artist, Fiddle, Instrumental, Mandolin, Piano, Viola, Vocals, Bells, Organetto, Octave Violin
Martin Carthy Guitar, Vocals
Martin Simpson Banjo
Mike Waterson Vocals
Chris Parkinson Melodeon
Danny Thompson Double Bass
Norma Waterson Triangle, Vocals
Saul Rose Melodeon
Oliver Knight Cello, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Roger Williams Trombone
Aidan Curran Guitar, Mandolin
Marry Waterson Vocals
Anne Waterson Vocals
Technical Credits
Martin Carthy Arranger
Eliza Carthy Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Norma Waterson Arranger, Liner Notes
Longfellow Composer
Traditional Composer
Oliver Knight Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Aidan Curran Arranger
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