“Alistair has one of the most distinctive and finest voices in Folk Music..…the whole recording exudes class and the repertoire is top notch… all sung with that superb voice”
All the time I have been active as a performer, I’ve been intrigued by how the sound of the musicians gets across to the audience, either live or via recordings. So I’ve kept up to date with live sound and recording techniques, and during many periods, sound engineering has been a major part of my activity.
This is another fine outing …..of almost exclusively trad tunes and songs. A notable exception is the album’s killer punch – Mark Knopfler’s Piper To The End - a stunning modern antidote to war-mongering. They are obviously well trialled in a live context, which in many respects is my preferred setting for most of this material, knowing that this pair are such consummate performers (and that Alistair Russell is a hugely experienced sound engineer).
Excellent warm singing and guitar…. The arrangements are full and deep… a warm, lush sound created by musicians doing what they do best… the CD works as a whole… even songs that are extremely familiar…have something new to say when given the Russell treatment. The quality of recording and production is excellent.
This CD... draws on the bedrock of Celtic standards.... the names ring out like battle honours of the folk scene, and with two great musicians not a false note is struck.....tune sets with Chris to the fore....guitar work impeccably appropriate........ I'm sure that when you all buy this album you'll believe the choice ultimately triumphant.