Unarguably England's most important folk group, Waterson: Carthy was created from the dynamic fusion of two generations, Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy and their daughter Eliza Carthy. Among many other honours and awards, each has been individually awarded 'The Folk Singer Of The Year' prize by the BBC. For any group to contain such a highly rated talent would mark it out, but to have three is almost too much. As the (London) Times says, 'There is a special magic when the clan pools its resources. The effect is sensational. ' This collection contains over an hour of prime Waterson: Carthy drawn from their five Topic albums along with the bonus of a previously unreleased live track.