Eliza Carthy Dreams of Breathing Underwater
- Released: June 23, 2008
- Label: Topic Records
Dirty Linen - p.49"Vocally and lyrically, this is Carthy's strongest album. She has also added guitar, ukulele, piano, and melodeon to her list of instruments."
Q (Magazine) - p.1324 stars out of 5 -- "'Lavender' sees singer and string section morphing into one luminous sound painting of sunshine on water. Bewitching and original."
- 1.Follow The Dollar
- 2.Two Tears
- 3.Rows Of Angels
- 5.Mr Magnifico
- 6.Like I Care (Wings)
- 8.Little Bigman
- 9.Simple Things
- 10.Hug You Like A Mountain
- 11.Oranges And Seasalt
Personnel: Eliza Carthy (vocals, ukulele).
In this collection of contemporary-flavored folk and intimate ballads, the British singer Eliza Carthy retains her fresh approach to the traditional folk music performed by her illustrious parents, the folk icons Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy. "Follow the Dollar" is a bluesy protest song; "Like I Care" has a light-hearted, Caribbean-tinged lilt; and Carthy flexes both her creative and her musical muscles on the gorgeous, dramatically arranged "Hug You Like a Mountain."
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