Entertainment Weekly (10/25/96, p.116) - "...The just-clowning-around vibe gives the proceedings an unpretentious feel that nicely evokes the era's spirit. Upped a notch for historical resonance." - Rating: A-
"Ms. Cornish, who suggests a teenage Naomi Watts, evokes the full spectrum, from vulnerable child to self-assured young woman, of Heidi's personality." New York Times "Dreamy and creepy, tender and terrifying, SOMERSAULT is a frank and visceral film that at the same time exudes an unexpected innocence."Los Angeles Times "Cornish is a marvel, exuding a reckless hunger and prowling with a sexuality of potent directness." -- Grade: B Entertainment Weekly Ms. Cornish gives a performance that begins impressively, and gets even better as it goes along.Wall Street Journal
Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.32) - Ranked #27 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks" - "...Tuneful fun...epitomizing the blissful innocence of childhood in the '70s..."
Dirty Linen (4-5/00, p.93) - "...these CDs cull from remastered 78 r.p.m. records of rags, banjo songs, fiddle tunes, ballads, religious melodies, and, of course, the blues....this is a mighty series and required listening for anyone who thinks American music started with Elvis."Mojo (Publisher) (5/00, p.94) - "...A Jurassic Park of Americana, a fabulous landscape where giants of blues and early country music stride side by side..."
CMJ (12/21/98, pp.26-27) - "...rock 'n' roll fans who have yet to unearth the joys of American folk music may begin to see the light..."Dirty Linen (4-5/99, p.75) - "...some great, hard-to-find country blues and old-timey classics....this set brings together some wonderful performances that explore the pre-war blues and 'hillbilly' ethos of bad men, bad living and all the bad things that'll drag a good man down."
Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "[O]ld-time country music, early blues, and gospel....The recordings -- of varying brilliance -- are grail-like rarities."Living Blues (p.76) - "House was the greatest of all the 'deep' Delta singers, and this was his greatest recording session. The guitar work is crisp, with his usual unerring rhythmic control, and his voice is magnificent."No Depression (p.100) - "There are fetching country blues tracks.....It's all put together with enthusiasm and tongue-in-cheek ribbing of the collecting bug."Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] glittering parade of mountain stringbands and sanctified preachers, fiddle and harmonica tunes, banjo songs and guitar blues..."
Rolling Stone (p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "What it is: nonstop late-Sixties-and-Seventies party time from the deep recesses of these major-label catalogs."Entertainment Weekly (p.73) - "Even as greasy boogaloo gives way to polyrhythmic Cat Stevens covers, the four discs stave off the 4/4 behemoth of disco." -- Grade: A-