1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
There's good music here on this collection of pre 1995 solo material from Maddy Prior. It is probabaly just a notch below her Steeleye Span material but it's still good stuff.
The sound on this CD is very good and the running time is generous so fans of her work with Steeleye Span will probably want to own this also.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 22, 2006
Softer, grander, sweeter, more Empire, less May Pole than my favorites by her. This CD reminds me that Prior glories in England's glory; it plays up the Empire end of this glory. The Prior I prefer plays up the Childe ballads and ribald songs of merrie olde Englande. Not Maddy's best in my book, but still good. Evokes Judy Collins in her better days, other high-quality folk-pop fems. Stand-outs: tr 6-Commit the crime (pop, female anthem; quintessential Prior, at her peak); tr 10-Face to face (pop, female anthem; quintessential Prior, at her peak); tr 14-The sovereign prince (takes glory of Empire over the top); tr 18-Allellujah (simple grace) [67:15]