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Alasdair Roberts & Friends

A Wonder Working Stone

Drag City



CD

Released: 21st Jan 2013

out of stock


2LP

Released: 21st Jan 2013

out of stock


a set of originals, continuing alasdair’s long-standing love affair & deeply creative interaction with the traditional music of his native scotland.

roberts offers an idiosyncratic & nuanced radicalisation of that tradition, with songs addressing topics such as mortality (as ever), life, love, sex, faith & history. never has his music sounded so universal & inclusive than it does on this set of originals, from the invitation to the gunpowder & wine-fuelled 'the merry wake' through to the uncharacteristically jovial, brass touched 'scandal & trance', the accomplished cast of musicians who build upon roberts' idiosyncratic open-tuned acoustic guitar work bring revelry & camaraderie in spades & re-discover the communal aspects of centuries old folk music. "roberts writes songs which sound like they've weathered centuries" 9/10 - uncut.

A Wonder Working Stone

Tracklist

  1. The Merry Wake
  2. The Year Of The Burning
  3. Fusion Of Horizons
  4. The Wheels Of The World
  5. The End Of Breeding
  6. Song Composed In December
  7. Brother Seed
  8. Gave The Green Blessing
  9. Scandal And Trance
  10. The Laverock In The Blackthorn