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Hyperboreans [Import]

Jackie OatesAudio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Jackie Oates is a singer and fiddle player hailing from Staffordshire. Her unique treatment of English ballads and songs, and pure, haunting singing style has established her at the forefront of the new English folk revival.

Since appearing as a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2003, she has performed extensively at festivals and venues across the country and beyond, in a ... Read more in Amazon's Jackie Oates Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 8, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: 101 DISTRIBUTION
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #620,835 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Miller And His Three Sons
2. Hyperboreans
3. Locks And Bolts
4. The Pleasant Month Of May
5. Past Caring
6. Sheffield Grinder/The Mavis
7. Young Leonard
8. Birthday
9. The Isle Of France
10. The Butcher's Boy
11. May The Kindness

Editorial Reviews

2009 release from the British singer/songwriter and former member of Rachel Unthank & The Winterset. Hyperboreans is the coming-of-age album for Jackie. Produced by her brother Jim Moray and featuring a title track written for her by Alasdair Roberts, it sizzles with a new confidence and maturity. Her uniquely beautiful vocal comes to the fore throughout the album adding a new freshness to traditional songs including `The Pleasant Month Of May' and `Young Leonard'. There is a show-stopping and deeply moving rendition of 'Past Caring' based on a poem by Australian Henry Lawson as well as a joyfully breezy cover of 'Birthday' by The Sugarcubes. The album concludes with an unforgettable performance of 'May The Kindness' by little-known Devon songwriter Dave Wood. One Little Indian.

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5.0 out of 5 stars All human life................ May 21, 2010
Format:Audio CD
This CD has it all - derring-do, redemption, humour, perfidy, murder, gallantry - and lyrics combined with fine traditional musicianship which I believe will bring a tear to the most jaundiced music lover's eye

Traditional folk? I think it's fair to call it that. Certainly not as left-field as the Unthanks (from whence she hailed) or Alasdair Roberts, two of my other favorite contemporary folk outfits, but none the worse for that.

Great tunes, beautiful lyrics, magnificent vocals, inspiring harmonies and brilliant melodies from Jackie Oates and her accompanists. What's not to like?
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