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Sing A Song For You

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Hills Of Greenmor
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Sing A Song For You
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Sovay
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I Thought I Saw You Again
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Summer's In
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Travelling's Easy
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The Bonambuie
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Tongue In Cheek
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Bird In The Bush
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Sullivan's John
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 40:16

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anorak

This is the last Anne Briggs album, recorded with Steve Ashley's Ragged Robin and produced by Barry Dransfield. It remained unreleased for many years. I am not sure it works-yes I know Anne Briggs is one of the great singers of the last century, but this lp seems unfinished to me. It is not a recording that I listen to often-as I do to her work on Topic (available on emusic) and The Time Has Come (her CBS lp). Perhaps I just expected too much; after all the ingrediants are all there, classic singer supported by a tight creative band with a talented artist turned producer, but it just doen't work as well as the other two. If you are newly coming to Anne Briggs then start with the Topic recordings, if you know her work then listen to this and judge for yourself.

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There are generally reasons why a record remains unreleased for 23 years. But in this case, it’s the fault of Briggs herself, dissatisfied with her singing on the album. And that’s a shame, because if it had been released in 1973, it could have made her into a bigger name. With only two other albums to her credit, this is definitely something worth hearing, the only time she’s been accompanied by a band and a venture into something of the folk-rock (albeit with the emphasis on folk) idiom. A mix of original and traditional material, it has to be said that Briggs’ voice isn’t at its most alluring, but she remains an irresistible vocalist, one who can bring any song alive, be it the gender-bending old piece “Sovay” or the hippie-anthem material of “Travelling’s Easy.” Nurtured by the English folk revival, her style always reverts to that, as does her writing, but there’s a strong streak of the iconoclast in her. Working with a band was an experiment, and while they flesh out the sound, it’s obvious that the songs were written for an individual performer, so that while there might be a raucous, ragged joy to the proceedings, it might have been more effective stripped to the bone, a duo of Briggs and fiddler Barry Dransfield. Not a masterpiece then, but with Anne Briggs releases rarer than hens’ teeth, it remains worth its weight in gold. – Chris Nickson

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