Broken Down Gentlemen

Faustus

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1
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In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Folk
Label
Navigator Records
Released
March 11, 2013

Format: Compact Disc

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Description

The second album from Faustus - Benji Kirkpatrick (of Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (of Bellowhead/Belshazzar's Feast) and Saul Rose (of Waterson Carthy and Kings of Calicutt). Produced by Stu Hanna of Megson fame.

The bold mission statement accompanying this album declares that Faustus - a trio involving melodeon kingpin Saul Rose and two Bellowheads, Paul Sartin and Benji Kirkpatrick - are driven by a desire to "banish all that is anodyne and fey in the delivery of folk music".

The bold mission statement accompanying this album declares that Faustus ? a trio involving melodeon kingpin Saul Rose and two Bellowheads, Paul Sartin and Benji Kirkpatrick - are driven by a desire to "banish all that is anodyne and fey in the delivery of folk music".

While the surge of younger musicians playing prominent roles in the increasing popularity of English folk are largely to be applauded, the 'nu folk' strand in particular has been a worrying catalyst for dainty whimsy and nauseating tweeness.

Around in various incarnations since 2006, Faustus indeed offer a studied antidote to this trend with producer Stu Hanna (of Megson) masterminding a beautifully clear tonal quality that elicits the very best from their shrewd mix of technical expertise and gut power.

Press Quotes

"it's a good old-fashioned album of hearty traditional songs given the sort of sophisticated sound quality and sonic strength that wasn't available back in the early days of the folk revival.

Colin Irwin for BBC Music

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Key Value
Catalogue number NAVIGATOR077
Barcode 5052442002253
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 40g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 5mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Broken Down Gentlemen -
2. American Stranger/Princess Waltz -
3. Blow The Windy Morning -
4. The Prentice Boy -
5. Banks Of The Nile -
6. The Captain's Apprentice -
7. Og's Eye Man/Ring Her Bell -
8. I Wish, I Wish -
9. Lovely Johnny -
10. The Thrashing Machine -