Orfeo (w/The Hurricane Party)

Fay Hield

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May 28, 2012

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"Orfeo" marks a bold and confident step for Fay Hield. The album contains powerful interpretations of traditional material and finds Fay fronting an all-star band with Jon Boden, Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron

Working with the virtuoso all-star HURRICANE PARTY - Jon Boden, Andy Cutting, Rob Harbron and Sam Sweeney - Fay Hield has crafted a truly remarkable second album for Topic Records. The album is destined to be recognised as one of the finest albums of the year. The powerful arrangements of traditional songs are fabulously focused around her voice.

With such an impressive array of musicians the instrumental interplay will come as little surprise. Listeners will find the obvious joy of music-making from Fay and the band quite infectious.

Press Quotes

"Orfeo with bold and genuinely compelling arrangements, ensuring an attraction that could reach out well beyond the loyal folk audience... This hearty, full-bodied release embodies a substance and breadth that is likely to garner much acclaim, and must surely confirm Hield as the Maddy Prior or June Tabor for a new generation of folk connoisseurs."

Folk Radio UK

"Her previous album Looking Glass was good, but Orfeo knocks it into a cocked hat… its timelessness and full stature may not become apparent until the time comes to analyse this 'golden period' of British folk music"


"The nice thing about the opening track 'The Lover's Ghost' is that it leaves you in no doubt that Fay Hield and the Hurricane Party are here to kick up a storm and not meekly come in like the wind that shakes the barley."


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Key Value
Catalogue number TSCD586
Barcode 0714822058629
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Jon Boden
Other Jon Boden, Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron
Weight 72g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 125mm x 8mm x 140mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. The Lover's Ghost -
2. Wicked Serpent -
3. The Parson's Gate -
4. The Cuckoo -
5. Pretty Nancy -
6. Sir Orfeo -
7. The Old 'Arris Mill -
8. The Weaver's Daughter -
9. Tarry Trousers -
10. Henry -
11. Naughty Baby -