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Trad Arr Jones

  • 1. Singer's Request, The
    2. Little Musgrave
    3. Golden Glove, The
    4. Annachie Gordon
    5. Flandyke Shore, The
    6. William and Nancy's Parting
    7. William Glenn
    8. Bonny Bunch of Roses, The
    9. Master Kilby
    10. Annan Water
    11. Isle of France
    12. Canadee-I-O
    13. Billy Don't You Weep for Me
    14. Edward
    15. Humpback Whale, The
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1041

  • Credits

    TRAD ARR JONES contains traditional songs originally arranged and performed by Nic Jones.
    Personnel: John Wesley Harding (vocals, various instruments, acoustic guitar); Robert Lloyd (various instruments); Kurt Bloch (electric guitar, bass); Jed Jedrzejewski (mandolin, octave mandolin, accordion, background vocals); Jason Staczek (accordion, piano, harpsichord, Hammond B-3 organ, background vocals); Mike Musburger (drums).
    Recorded at Egg Studios, Seattle, Washington on November 19, 20 & 21, 1998 and Studio Litho, Seattle, Washington on April 26 & 27, 2000. Originally released on Zero Hour (2210). Includes liner notes by John Wesley Harding.
    Digitally remastered by "St. Vincent De" Paul Stubblebine.
    Both an acknowledgment to his roots and a tribute to British folky Nic Jones, Trad Arr Jones is an album of traditional folk songs based on Jones' sympathetic and unique arrangements. "The Singer's Request," with its gothic melody, sounds as if it was meant to be played in a monastery, and "William Glenn" tells the story of a mysterious sailing trip -- in other words, the album's subject matter harkens back to a much earlier time. Seeing as how the instrumentation is little more than an acoustic guitar, it's only through Harding's conviction and compelling voice that he is able to get away with such an obscure project, and even then, this album is really only for die-hard fans of English folk. ~ Steve Kurutz

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (6/99, p.105) - 3 out of 5) - Good - "...Jones's traditional arrangements of miller's tales, highwayman's odes and old-style romantic commentary...are revisited on this collection...Harding deliver[s] an intimate, smoky folk club opus..."
    CMJ (2/1/99, p.30) - "...Jones wrote beautiful new arrangements for these 11 traditional folk songs, some as old as 400 years..."
    Dirty Linen (8-9/01, pp.53-4) - "...An affectionate tribute to the marvelous English singer/guitarist Nic Jones..."
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