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Roots - The Best of Show of Hands (Digital-Only Bonus Version)

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Disc 1 of 2
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Roots
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Are We Alright
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Exile
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Country Life
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Widecombe Fair
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The Falmouth Packet / Haul Away Joe
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Santiago
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Armadas
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The Blue Cockade
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Crow on the Cradle
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The Preacher
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Cousin Jack
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Cold Frontier
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Hard Shoulder
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Captains
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The Galway Farmer
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Columbus (Didn't Find America)
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You're Mine
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The Blind Fiddler
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The Setting / Mary from Dungloe
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The Bristol Slaver
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Port Isaac
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The Train / Blackwaterside
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Be lucky
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Longdog
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The Keeper
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The Downeaster 'Alexa'
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The Oak
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Innocents' Song / Gwithian
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Tall Ships
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Don’t Give Up / Secret World (Bonus Track)
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 31   Total Length: 163:40

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Heard tthese guys on Internet radio...

troutbum

and just knew I had to have more...glad I found them here...aside from a couple of the covers this is an incredible collection from a couple English folk musicians who need more exposure to those of us in the colonies. If you like American folk give this a ride you wont be disappointed

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English revival...

brontejo

A follower of Steve Tiltson and Chris Wood on first hearing this album I was drawn to the obvious tracks such as "Cousin Jack" and "Country Life". The English have never had the opportunity to mourn their loss of culture and social mores in the way that the Celts and other residents of the UK have had. Their songs express this hiraeth (as the Welsh would say) and so it is with "The Show of Hands" Further listening changed my perceptions. Stripped of sentiment, "Exile" is surely a classic love song, whilst "Cold Frontier" exposes the way original cultures have been hidden such as as happened in places like South America and Australia. Of course it is an eclectic album with humour and pathos and some damned good lyrics. Well worth the time it takes to listen and hopefully learn.