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Thread #85510 Message #1588524
Posted By: Le Scaramouche
22-Oct-05 - 02:21 PM
Thread Name: Review: Kate Rusby, Girl Who Couldn't Fly
Subject: RE: Review: Kate Rusby, Girl Who Couldn't Fly
"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?"
Sort of what I felt about her 'Dark-Eyed Sailor'. Keep wanting to like Rusby, but doesn't happen. haven't heard 'Live at Leeds', is it an improvement over the studio ones?