Kronos Quartet, the go-to ensemble for crossovers of contemporary and indie music as well as regular interpreters of Steve Reich et al’s work, here collaborate with Olivia Chaney, Rhiannon Giddens, Sam Amidon and Natalie Merchant for a set of Folk Songs: traditional numbers, with fresh contemporary arrangements. LP and CD editions on
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7/10 Jack Customer review, 4th February 2018
The Kronos Quartet are a superb ensemble who, for well over 40 years, have made magnificent recordings of their own and have collaborated with the likes of Bowie, McCartney, Björk, Nelly Furtado and many others. Here they have recorded an album of folk songs with four outstanding singers. The choice of material is excellent, some haunting traditional melodies alongside social comment in songs like Factory Girl. It's uniformly excellent (although personally, I find the closing Lullaby a little ordinary by comparison).
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