Joy Of Living (2CD)

Ewan MacColl

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Folk, English Folk
Cooking Vinyl
October 30, 2015

Format: Compact Disc



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Ewan MacColl is known to most people as a songwriter and singer, but he was also of significant influence in the worlds of theatre and radio broadcasting. He was a committed socialist all his life and his political sensibilities underpinned all his creative activities. His art reached huge numbers through the folk clubs, greater numbers through his recordings and untold millions through the radio. Although 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' and 'Dirty Old Town' remain his biggest 'hits', MacColl wrote songs for many different contexts: incidental songs for theatrical productions, commissioned pieces for labour unions or political causes, songs stitched together from vernacular speech recorded for the radio documentary series The Radio Ballads, songs for rallying, striking, marching? and, of course, songs for singing in folk clubs.

'The Joy Of Living' brings together Ewan's many hits but performed by a host of specially selected tracks from artists paying tribute to his songwriting skills, includes the likes of Martin Carthy, Unthanks, Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Eliza Carthy, Paul Buchanan, Jarvis Cocker, David Gray and many many more...

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"The standard is universally good" *****

The Telegraph

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Catalogue number COOKCD624
Barcode 0711297512427
Number of items 2
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 108g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm