An Introduction to Shirley Collins

Shirley Collins

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Folk, English Folk
October 20, 2017

Format: Compact Disc



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Few singers of the English folk revival have attempted as much on record as Collins - an extraordinary combination of fragility and power. "I like music to be fairly straightforward, simply embellished - the performance without histrionics allowing you to think about the song rather than telling you what to think."

Through an impressive series of experimental recordings Shirley established an extraordinarily sympathetic marriage of traditional songs handed down through generations of rural labouring people with ground breaking contemporary arrangements - recordings that have scarcely been equalled in subsequent decades. This collection of songs draws together some of her most iconic recordings and will serve as an Introduction to her very special catalogue of music.

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"Shirley Collins is without doubt one of England's greatest cultural treasures"

Billy Bragg

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Key Value
Catalogue number TICD002
Barcode 0714822000024
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 98g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. The Foggy Dew -
2. I Drew My Ship -
3. A Blacksmith Courted Me -
4. The False Bride -
5. All Things Are Quite Silent -
6. Polly Vaughan -
7. False True Love -
8. Spencer The Rover -
9. The Sweet Primeroses 03:31
10. Rambleaway -
11. March The Morning Sun -
12. The Cherry Tree Carol -
13. The Moon Shines Bright -
14. One Night As I Lay In My Bed -
15. Come All You Little Streamers -