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diversions vol.2 : the unthanks with brighouse and rastrick brass band

RabbleRouser Music


Released: 30th Jul 2012


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perhaps the most daring & accomplished of musical adventures to date for The Unthanks, combining their remarkable talents with that of a brass band.

immediately transportative, the sometimes melancholic & sometimes jubilant brass is the perfect companion to the time travel afforded by their imagination-stirring voices & arrangements. at no point is the brass overwhelming or intrusive & in fact, in its minimalism, it reminds us of johann johannsson's stirring modern classical explorations. following 'volume 1''s renditions of robert wyatt songs, 'volume 2' is an album that charts last year’s collaboration with the National Champions of Great Britain. "it works...Best of all are the new brass arrangements of early favourites, from the bitter lament 'Blue Bleezing Blind Drunk' to the exquisite 'Fareweel Regality' 4/5 - guardian.

diversions vol.2 : the unthanks with brighouse and rastrick brass band


  1. The King Of Rome
  2. Trimdon Grange Explosion
  3. George
  4. The Happiness Or Otherwise Of Society (Jack Elliott)
  5. The Father's Song
  6. George II
  7. My Lagan Love
  8. Queen Of Hearts
  9. Gan To The Kye
  10. Felton Lonnin
  11. Blue Bleezing Blind Drunk
  12. Newcastle Lullaby
  13. Gresford (The Miners' Hymn)
  14. Farweel Regality