The Awkward Recruit

Mawkin Causley

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Navigator Records
April 20, 2009

Format: Compact Disc



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The first pressing is in a Limited Edition digi-pack with a fold out booklet. All eleven tracks are exclusive to this album and do not duplicate any tracks from their mini album of 2008.

This album skilfully unites the mature beauty of traditional folk music with an exciting contemporary twist. This up-to-date touch is largely provided by Jim Causley's vocals, which effortlessly switch from the solemnity of `Drummer Boy for Waterloo' to the dynamic requirements of `The Jolly Broom Man'. Despite Causley's considerable presence, the accompanying music - provided by the wonderful Mawkin - is not overshadowed. The honestly unadorned instrumental `Todos Les Bienes Del Mundo' is definitely one of the stand-out tracks on the album.

If further proof is needed of their excellence the band was nominated for the BBC Folk Award before their debut even hit the shelves. When listening to the fantastically good `L'Homme Armé' it's impossible not to feel that this accolade isn't deserved. This first album is a magnificently concocted mix of well-balanced yet innovative tracks, a tremendous effort from a remarkable talent.

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"This remarkably assured debut is set against a compelling backdrop of war, gore, rebellion and revolting peasants. Like early Steeleye Span, they have such conviction, and a true sense of their music's history that they can take risks bringing in novel twists, Eastern European influences, even a hint of reggae and funk... This is English trad that's far from English sounding, attacked with no-holds-barred relish..."

Uncut Magazine (5*)

"Mawkin:Causley deserve to be up there with Bellowhead as heroes of the new folk revival"

Robert Denslow, The Gaurdian

"Genuinely artful arrangements - mighty, provocative, yet admirably considered"

Observer Music Monthly (4*)

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Key Value
Catalogue number NAVIGATOR19
Barcode 5060169470446
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 64g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Jolly Broom Man -
2. L'Homme Arme -
3. Drummer Boy For Waterloo -
4. Keeper Of The Game -
5. Cutty Wren -
6. The Saucy Sailor -
7. Todos Los -