Shirley Collins: Lodestar

Lodestar

Shirley Collins

  • US $24.99  

  • Release Date 04 November 2016
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Product code
WIGLP389
Format
Vinyl LP
Label
Domino Recording Co Ltd

Includes digital download code.

The return of Shirley Collins after a 38 year silence. ‘Lodestar’ is a collection of English, American and Cajun songs dating from the 16th Century to the 1950s, recorded at Shirley’s home in Lewes by Stephen Thrower and Ossian Brown of Cyclobe and produced and musically directed by Ian Kearey.

Though Shirley Collins (MBE) has been absent from the music scene for many years, her impact has not diminished. The likes of Graham Coxon, Jonny Greenwood, Stewart Lee and Angel Olsen laud her and a documentary, ‘The Ballad Of Shirley Collins’, is currently in progress. Additionally, she was given the Good Tradition award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2008, elected President of the English Folk Dance & Song Society in the same year and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music from Sussex University this year. Shirley released her first memoir, ‘America Over The Water’, in 2004 and is currently working on her second book.

The standard LP comes with a 4 page booklet featuring notes and annotations from Shirley.

Tracklist:

  1. Awake Awake / The Split Ash Tree / May Carol / Southover
  2. The Banks Of Green Willow
  3. Cruel Lincoln
  4. Washed Ashore
  5. Death And The Lady
  6. Pretty Polly
  7. Old Johnny Buckle
  8. Sur le Borde de l’Eau
  9. The Rich Irish Lady / Jeff Sturgeon
  10. The Silver Swan

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