Bill Jones Panchpuran

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CD Details

  • Released: August 14, 2001
  • Label: Compass Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Q - 8/01, p.135
4 stars out of 5 - "...Their tasteful assembly of traditional songs...plus sparing use of strings and brass band has a lovely, crisp airiness to it that's as good as a lung-full of fresh air any day of the week..."
CMJ - 8/27/01, p.23
"...A record of wonderful surprises..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 1/02, p.69
Included in Mojo's "Best Folk of 2001".

Tracks:

  • 1.William Taylor
  • 2.The Tale of Tam Lin
  • 3.The Barley and the Rye
  • 4.Panchpuran
  • 5.Silver Whistle / Low Down in the Broom
  • 6.Rocking the Cradle
  • 7.The Hexham Lad / The Blackleg Miner
  • 8.Loving Hannah
  • 9.Tuney Song Set: Inis Dh£n R mha / Show Me the Way to Wallington / The ...
  • 10.St˘r Mo ChroĦ
  • 11.Goin' Back
  • 12.[Untitled Track] - (hidden track)

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Bill Jones (vocals, accordion, whistle, piano).
Personnel: David Wood (guitar); Kathryn Tickell (fiddle).
Audio Mixers: Brian Bedford; Mark Whyles.
Recording information: The Folk Music Dept., The Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, F.
Director: Timo Alakotila.
Illustrator: David M. Bailey.
Photographer: Richard Faulks.
Arrangers: David Wood; Kellie While; Jim Boyes; Karen Tweed; Kathryn Tickell; Timo Alakotila; Barry Coope.
Panchpuran is a rather unusual title for an album of British folk music (it's a Hindi word) and Bill Jones is a rather unusual name for a woman (it's short for Belinda). As it turns out, the contents of this intriguing disc are actually fairly conventional at first glance: Jones sings, in a slightly rawboned but beautiful voice, a program of traditional songs both familiar and obscure, generally with tastefully minimal accompaniment. But there are twists even among the trad numbers -- popular favorites like "Tam Lin" and "A Stor Mo Chroi" are set to melodies of Jones' own invention, and the occasional brass band and string quartet can be heard in the background as well (the latter to particularly nice effect on "Tam Lin"). The album's most affecting song is the title track, an original composition that is based in part on a telephone conversation Jones had with her aunt, who shared recollections of a childhood spent in India. The song is set to a heartbreakingly lovely tune and sung a capella. It forms the emotional centerpiece of a truly remarkable album. ~ Rick Anderson

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