Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Stick your finger in your ear and go 'Ting-a-ling-a-loo'

I was disappointed, but not entirely surprised, to learn that according to a magazine (the name of which I can't remember)that blogging is dead because the whole Interwebworld has gone over to twittering.

As I've only been doing this for about six weeks, all I can say is that it's been very jolly while it lasted, although I intend to carry on until I either get bored or switched off.

I have no idea what twittering is, but if work is as dull tomorrow as it was today then I may well Google for it and see if the Gods of the Interweb throw me offline for questionable surfing behaviour.

On the other hand, and back to the matter in hand indeed, I was absolutely stunned when I checked the other night to find that this album - one of my very very favourite albums ever ever ever - doesn't appear to be available on CD at the moment.

I fell in love with it the first time I heard it, and it's another (see Feral Pop Frenzy by Even As We Speak, below) that I can listen to in almost any mood.

I'm a bit suspicious of traditional finger-in-the-ear British folk, although don't generally object if it's playing within earshot, and tend towards the ones that everybody likes - Fairport Convention's albums with Sandy Denny, a bit of Steeleye Span, Vashti Bunyan - preferring it on the jangly, and non-pure/not too traditional side.

This isn't traditional finger-in-the-ear folk. It thumps along at a mighty rate, and even the slow ones are breathtaking. I would definitely rank it alongside 'Liege and Lief'.

If you've not heard it before, then prepare for a treat.

Tracks are:

1. Mississippi
2. Lullaby of London
3. Night Comes In
4. Valentine's Day Is Over
5. All Tomorrow's Parties
6. Dives and Lazarus
7. Dark-Eyed Sailor
8. Pain or Paradise
9. Susie Clelland
10. Finisterre

It's here! As always, at glorious 128.

And the cover looks like this.

As always, thank you very much for visiting!


Kevin said...

Thanks for sharing this. I had this on cd only to one day open the jewel case and the cd was gone. Now I have it again!! Fantastic album.

michaelDUSTdevil said...

in a perfect world June Tabor would me mine i tell you, MINE!!!