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Thread #113321   Message #2417096
Posted By: KathWestra
18-Aug-08 - 03:00 PM
Thread Name: Review: 'Windward Away' (Archie Fisher)
Subject: RE: Review: Archie Fisher 'Windward Away'
This has not been out of my CD player since I heard about it on Lester Simpson & Mick Peat's BBC Derby radio show, "Folkwaves," a few weeks ago. I ordered it from RedHouse immediately.

Agree about Ontario Dust. Great, evocative song. Not sure about the Graham Miles piece. Beautiful tune, and beautifully sung, but the words were a wee bit too depressing for my taste. Maeve, I'm with you about "Before Eternity." It's my kind of song. Maybe you can get the Quasimodal Chorus to do an arrangement? Otherwise I'm going to call you up and insist we harmonize on the phone, because it's the one I need to learn too.

Having worked with Archie 30 years ago, when I played cello on his Folk-Legacy LP, "Man With a Rhyme," I have long been an admirer of Archie's amazing musicianship and songwriting ability. This new CD is an extraordinary testament to both. Definitely worth waiting for.