The Girl Who Couldn't Fly

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Yorkshire singer/songwriter Kate Rusby has been quietly resurrecting English folk music for the last ten years with a grace, wit, and reverence that others have attempted yet failed to achieve. 2004's Underneath the Stars was a triumph of contemporary music both new and borrowed, an acoustic symphony of brass, guitars, and Rusby's mesmerizing voice. Listeners craving a sequel will find much to love in The Girl Who Couldn't Fly, another collection of traditional ballads and self-penned charmers that firmly establish Rusby as the Alison Krauss of British folk music. Produced again by John McCusker, her renditions of songs both old and new are presented with an ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Yorkshire singer/songwriter Kate Rusby has been quietly resurrecting English folk music for the last ten years with a grace, wit, and reverence that others have attempted yet failed to achieve. 2004's Underneath the Stars was a triumph of contemporary music both new and borrowed, an acoustic symphony of brass, guitars, and Rusby's mesmerizing voice. Listeners craving a sequel will find much to love in The Girl Who Couldn't Fly, another collection of traditional ballads and self-penned charmers that firmly establish Rusby as the Alison Krauss of British folk music. Produced again by John McCusker, her renditions of songs both old and new are presented with an effervescence that belay their sometimes wistful -- and often sexual, as in the bawdy opener, "Game of All Fours" -- natures. Rusby's own compositions "Elfin King," "Little Jack Frost," and "The Lark," just to name a few are marvels of timelessness. Like June Tabor and Gillian Welch, she's got one hand on the pulse of history and the other on a heart that contains a very old soul. Here's to hoping that those hands continue to pen such lovely tales.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/2005
  • Label: Compass Records
  • UPC: 766397442020
  • Catalog Number: 4420
  • Sales rank: 139,754

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Game of All Fours (3:40)
  2. 2 The Lark (4:15)
  3. 3 No Names (3:29)
  4. 4 Mary Blaize (3:22)
  5. 5 A Ballad (4:52)
  6. 6 You Belong to Me (3:24)
  7. 7 Elfin Knight (4:04)
  8. 8 Bonnie House of Airlie (5:40)
  9. 9 Moon Shadow (4:24)
  10. 10 Wandering Soul (4:14)
  11. 11 Fare Thee Well (3:51)
  12. 12 Little Jack Frost (4:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kate Rusby Primary Artist, Guitar
Ian Carr Guitar, Guitar (Tenor)
Andy Cutting Accordion
Steven King Viola
Greg Lawson Violin
John McCusker Fiddle, Guitar, Piano, Viola, Human Whistle, Cittern, Guitar (Tenor)
Ewen Vernal Double Bass
Neil Yates Trumpet, Horn
Michael McGoldrick Flute, Human Whistle
Andy Seward Double Bass
Kellie While Vocals
Roddy Woomble Vocals
Keith Angel Snare Drums
Kevin McCrae Cello
Carole Howat Violin
Kris Drever Guitar (Tenor)
Matt Broadbent Tuba
Technical Credits
Pee Wee King Composer
Redd Stewart Composer
Graham Coxon Illustrations
John McCusker Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Kate Rusby Arranger
Michael McGoldrick Whistle
Andy Seward Engineer
Traditional Composer
Chilton Price Composer
Kevin McCrae String Arrangements
Joe Rusby Engineer
Peter Barton Guitar Maker
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