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Karine Powart has the kind of voice that commands attention. Rich and powerful, folky with a country, bluesy feel. On this her first and long overdue solo album she has written all the songs and they are great, proving her credentials as talented and thoughtful writer. The opening track "Only One Way" is a taster for a very fine album indeed.
Karine Polwart: lead & harmony vocals & acoustic guitar.
Mattie Foulds: drums & percussion
Corrina Hewat: electro-harp & harmony vocals
Kevin McGuire: double bass
Steven Powart: nylon, acoustic & electric guitars & banjo
Phil Bancroft: tenor sax
Doug Duncan: trumpet
Paul Harrison: Hammond
Aidan O’Rourke: fiddle
Dean Owens: harmony vocal
Emily Smith: harmony vocal
Julian Sutton: melodeon
Karine Polwart can also be heard on the Malinky CD 3 Ravens
|Title:||A genuine gift for conjuring up memorable lines and catchy melodies.|
|Review:||KARINE Polwart’s debut solo album takes a different tack from the more traditional-based approach she adopts with Malinky. Here she moves toward a more contemporary sound - branching out with a pop, country or jazz feel at times - but without sacrificing the overall rootsy ambiance of the project.
Polwart has already proven her qualities as a singer many times over, but she also emerges on this disc as a humane and literate songwriter, with a genuine gift for conjuring up memorable lines and catchy melodies.
The largely acoustic instrumentation (guitars, electro-harp, double bass, drums, plus various guests) gives the music an airy but energised grace.
Kenny Mathieson, The Scotsman
|Review:||This album is what music should be. The deeply touching lyrics, the enchanting music and the soulful vocals all make for a wonderful and emotionally charged musical experience second to none, a true feast for the senses.|
|1/1||Only One Way|
|1/3||Four Strong Walls|
|1/4||The Sun’s Comin’ Over The Hill|
|1/7||What Are You Waiting For?|
|1/8||Skater of The Surface|
|1/9||Harder to Walk These Days Than Run|
|1/10||The Light on The Shore|
|Deliver to:||United Kingdom|