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Folk, English Folk
Mrs Caseys Records
October 6, 2017

Format: Compact Disc



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YES is the debut album from Banter, the trio of musicians who "have managed to come up with a 21st Century answer to Flowers & Frolics" according to John Spiers. Their immense sound for just 3 people consists of the unmistakable melodeon of Simon Care, the notorious keyboards and vocals of Nina Zella and the mind boggling, multi-tasking percussion, brass and drums of Tim Walker.

The first track on the album bursts at you with their blaring rendition of John Kirkpatrick's 'Jump At The Sun' and this might lead you into a false expectation of what is coming next?but you are put straight with the poignant yet blunt message in the self-penned song, 'Matthew Loves Mark' - a blatant jab at the small minded - with nothing more than piano, bodhran and voices.

The album is as diverse in its musical influences, from reggae to traditional English dance tunes, as it is in its effect... It will get you up and dancing one minute and sitting and contemplating the next.

Press Quotes

"An eminently danceable set of recordings, mainly based on the traditional English repertoire, but given a healthy injection of other musical styles along the way, branching out as far as reggae as well as a full-on cockney knees-up."

John Spiers (solo, Spiers/Boden and Bellowhead)

"An intensely delicious groove, this is absolutely going to be my summer driving album this year."

Jack Rutter (Seth Lakeman Band)

"This is a joyous album. And delightfully varied."

Jude Abbott (chumbawumba)

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Key Value
Catalogue number MCRCD7102
Barcode 0797776817092
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Original release date 2017-09-11
Weight 50g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 6mm x 126mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Jump At The Sun 03:08
2. William Taylor's Tabletop Hornpipe 04:47
3. Jake's Jig 06:26
4. Fell In Love With An Idiot 03:34
5. Curly Headed Cowboy 03:36
6. Rochdale Coconut Dance / Tip Top Polka 05:00
7. Schottische A Catinaux 05:06
8. Matthew Loves Mark 03:51
9. Lady In The Boat 04:14
10. Margaret's Waltz 03:27
11. Kafoozalum 03:21
12. Plane Tree 04:55
13. This Could Be 03:49
14. Old Tom Of Oxford 03:34