The Time Has Come by Anne Briggs is apparently Ryley Walker's favourite ever record. Deeply affecting and sweetly melodic, Briggs' writing was steeped in the ages-old tradition of story telling. The music may mutate but these are tales from the human heart. Some of her earliest works are on this record, her crystal-clear voice matched by plucked strings. LP and CD on Earth Recordings.
Vinyl LP £19.49 EARTHLP019
Reissue LP on Earth Recordings.
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CD £13.99 EARTHCD019
Reissue CD on Earth Recordings housed in 20-page A5 sized book.
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8/10 Jack 25th June 2017
For me, this album just gets better the more you listen to it and come back to it again later. It's a beautiful album. Her voice is kind of naive and haunting, occasionally off-key and all the lovelier for it. I just realised today she sounds a little like a female version of Bert Jansch. She's just lovely and this album is one of the gems in my folk collection. What an honour to hear this woman play and while not all her originals are fantastic, the "feel" she brings to everything she sings is a marvel.
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