The Joy Of Living

Jackie Oates

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Folk, English Folk
ECC Records
August 24, 2018

Format: Compact Disc



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Born and raised on folk music, Jackie Oates started her career as a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards in 2003. Since then she has been nominated for twelve BBC Folk awards; at the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards she scooped Best Newcomer and Best Traditional Track on the same night.

Her 7th studio album 'The Joy of Living' features songs made famous by folk greats including Ewan McColl, Lal Waterson and Davey Steele, as well as carefully picked songs from artists such as John Lennon and Darwin Deez - all interpreted in Jackie's inimitable style.

The album covers an intensely personal period of her life, in which she celebrated the birth of her daughter Rosie and bid an emotional and loving farewell to her beloved father. She collaborated with fellow 'Imagined Village' alumni and producer Simon Richmond (Palmskin Productions, Neneh Cherry, Imagined Village, The Bays) to create this intimate, touching and uplifting collection. The album also features performances by friends from the world of folk including Mike Cosgrave, Barney Morse Brown (Duotone, The Imagined Village), John Parker, Jack Rutter (Seth Lakeman) and John Spiers (Bellowhead, Eliza Carthy). Matt Allwright (Watchdog, The One Show) also made a quick appearance playing pedal steel on this record.

Originally a member of The Mercury-nominated The Unthanks she has since carved out an astonishing solo career. She has toured with EMI-signed folk-pop star Seth Lakeman. She is also an established member of the all-star multi-cultural folk band Imagined Village alongside Eliza Carthy, Chris Wood, Martin Carthy and more. In recent years, Jackie has provided vocals for the soundtrack to Michael Woods' 'The Great British Story, A People's History' on BBC2, appeared on ITV's 'Ade in Britain' and in Midsomer Murders' episode 'The Ballad Of Midsomer County'. The cosmetics firm Lush developed a skin tint named after her which is sold in over nine hundred shops globally.

Press Quotes

"A deeply personal album born of life and death, but never sentimental or mournful in its sensibilities, it offers both surprises and familiarity and seems set to see her figure prominently in next year's Folk Awards."


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Key Value
Catalogue number ECC018
Barcode 5060214040532
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 62g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 5mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Freedom Come-All-Ye 03:39
2. Spring Is Coming Soon 02:26
3. Mother/Spring Is Coming Soon Reprise 06:14
4. Virginny 03:12
5. Rosy Apple 01:27
6. The Joy Of Living 04:55
7. My Shoes Are Made Of Spanish 02:38
8. Unicorns 04:13
9. Nay Ivy Nay 02:53
10. Catch Me If You Can 04:43
11. The Bird 02:11
12. Hey Ho, To The Greenwood 02:22
13. Constellations 03:18
14. Sweet Farewell 04:08
15. The Last Trip Home 03:51
16. Rolling Home 02:02