The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #85510 Message #1587062
Posted By: GUEST,DB
20-Oct-05 - 12:36 PM
Thread Name: Review: Kate Rusby, Girl Who Couldn't Fly
Subject: RE: Review: Kate Rusby, Girl Who Couldn't Fly
I was in HMV the other day and browsing through their folk selection (which is not wonderful - but surprisingly good for HMV). They were playing a recording of some woman or other - it was a bit bland and I wasn't taking a lot of notice. Suddenly I realised that the words were those of 'The Streams of Lovely Nancy' - but the tune wasn't - it was a 'make-up-a-moderately-pretty-but-rather-bland-and-forgettable-tune-in-the-bath' sort of tune. The singer was, of course, Kate Rusby! I'm baffled! The traditional tune to 'The Streams of Lovely Nancy' is one of the most beautiful in the canon - why replace it with one not so good?