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James Yorkston To Release Three-Disc Folk Collection

It'll be out in July.

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Usually keen to disassociate his music from the tag of `folk`, James Yorkston now embraces the medium with a new full-scale release of his take on traditional folk songs for release by Domino in August.

Although a folk album was actually mooted around 2001, and was expected to be released by Fence, James has waited until now and, backed up by a new band The Big Eyes Family Players, will release 1000 copies only of a box set featuring a CD, a live CD, a `behind the scenes` DVD and a poster.  Better yet, those who pre-order before 6th July via Domino will find their name incorporated into the special edition artwork.

James talks about the album on the Domino website: "Most of these songs were learned from recordings from the 1960s folk revival, a fair few from Anne Briggs – but that’s quite fitting, as it was her wonderful singing that originally rekindled my thoughts on traditional music, after a well-spent youth making as much noise as I could."

"I picked up The Big Eyes Family Players somewhere along the way...I didn’t want to work with my usual band The Athletes, but there was no slur there, they’ll be back on board for the next James Yorkston album proper – I just fancied trying something different."

James Yorkston and the Big Eyes Family Players - `Folk Songs`
1. `Hills Of Greenmoor`
2. `Just As The Tide Was Flowing`
3. `Martinmas Time`
4. `Mary Connaught & James O`Donnell`
5. `Thorneymoor Woods`
6. `I Went To Visit The Roses`
7. `Pandeirada de Entrimo`
8. `Little Musgrave`
9. `Rufford Park Poachers`
10. `Sovay`
11. `Low Down In The Broom`

Posted on 14 May 2009 by Richard Brown

Tags: James Yorkston  Folk Songs  Domino 

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