• bonnie dobson She's Like a Swallow (CD, £13.25)

    label: big beat

    A freshly remastered CD reissue of the 1960 debut-album by the excellent folk artist. The CD booklet contains full replicas of the original packaging, plus sleeve notes based on a new interview with Bonnie. Canadian-born Bonnie is best-known for her song 'Morning Dew'. She recorded a further five albums up until 1972, but disappeared from view after a farewell concert in 1989. She was not seen in public again until 2007, when she appeared at Jarvis Cocker's Meltdown Festival. TRACKS: 1. THE CRUEL WAR IS RAGING 2. SHE'S LIKE A SWALLOW 3. THE SILKIE OF SULE SKERRY 4. ACROSS THE BLUE MOUNTAIN 5. THE PRICKLE HOLLY BUSH 6. MISTRESS BOND 7. ENVOYONS DE LAVANT 8. WILL YE GO LADDIE GO 9. FRANKIE SLIDE 10. MONSIEUR LE CURE 11. THE JAM AT JERRY'S ROCK 12. THE FIRST TIME 13. THE ROAD TO GRANDMERE 14. THE OLD MAID'S LAMENT


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