Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune

by John Renbourn
     
 

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This live album, recorded in partnership with Robin Williamson (who plays Celtic harp, rhythm guitar, and whistle) at the Old Town School of Folk Music, is the most beguiling of Renbourn's albums, not a bad achievement 30 years into his recording career. The sound is excellent, the repertory consists almost entirely of traditional folk songs (there are two modern

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This live album, recorded in partnership with Robin Williamson (who plays Celtic harp, rhythm guitar, and whistle) at the Old Town School of Folk Music, is the most beguiling of Renbourn's albums, not a bad achievement 30 years into his recording career. The sound is excellent, the repertory consists almost entirely of traditional folk songs (there are two modern originals by Archie Fisher and Randy Weston) arranged by Renbourn and/or Williamson, and it's all fresh and bracing. Williamson takes the lead vocals on four songs, Renbourn on three, and the other four are instrumentals, with one dazzling piece of storytelling ("Finn and the Old Man's House") to musical accompaniment. Renbourn's contribution is slightly understated in these surroundings, although when he sings, his voice achieves great expressiveness and power. This is also a good showcase for his playing, and the running time, at more than an hour, is generous.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/10/2006
Label:
Castle Music Uk
UPC:
5050749412799
catalogNumber:
1279

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Renbourn   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Robin Williamson   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Human Whistle,Whistle (Instrument),Track Performer,celtic harp

Technical Credits

Robin Williamson   Arranger,Adaptation
John Renbourn   Arranger,Adaptation,Annotation
Mitch Greenhill   Producer,Liner Notes
Roger Seibel   Engineer
Richard Ornstein   Engineer,Remixing
Barbara Ciurej   Graphic Design
Flawn Williams   Engineer
Judy Stein   Producer
Tom Blain   Engineer
David Suff   Annotation
Becky Stewart   Artwork

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