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Both Ms Rusby and Ms Roberts have fine voices, but Rusby's is often quite thrilling and is the real star here. The unfussy, simple arrangements serve their oft-heard material well.
Ms Rusby sounds particular luminous on "Recruited Collier" & "Dark Eyed Sailor". I am also partial to Ms Roberts version of "Plains of Waterloo" -- this doesn't quite match the specatularly mournful June Tabor version (on her "Airs and Graces") but she does nicely capture the heartache in this ballad, one of my favorite "my lover went to war and now he's dead" ballads.
If I have a complaint it is that there is quite enough variety of mood here -- but that's a small problem with stuff this lovely.
It's all sung and played in a way that seems inevitable and natural as the weather -- nothing calling attention to itself, with the simple, spare parts creating a marvelous whole.
Not just another English folkie CD, but an investment for your soul.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A oldish recording with some raw edges, but great songs from two of today's premier folk artists. This album should be on full release in the UK.Published on March 1, 2013 by david guest
I got this as the third CD I had bought (after Hourglass and Sleepless) featuring Rusby. Some of my favorites include The Lorry Ride and The Queen and the Soldier. Read morePublished on July 22, 2008 by Christopher R. Travers
A beautiful album to listen to - these girls manage to present traditional British folk music with a contemporary feel, with heavenly, husky voices and style of singing that makes... Read morePublished on March 18, 2008 by EA Stanway
Great voices, great melodies, beautiful sung if with if somewhat ponderous and predicatbel arrangements. But what gems. "Exile",so poignant. "The Queen and the Soldier", haunting. Read morePublished on February 19, 2008 by Paul Hemphill
I purchased this CD about a month ago, along with several of Kate Rusby's other albums, and have been really impressed. Read morePublished on November 8, 2005 by Carolyne
Let me preface this by saying that I LOVE Kate Rusby's voice and solo recordings. But boy oh boy, this one puts me to sleep. Read morePublished on February 18, 2005 by Lawyer Man
I first purchased Kate Rusby's "Under the Stars" CD and loved it then I found this CD that displays the thoughtful talent of these two ladies. Read morePublished on July 22, 2004 by Tinkler