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Thread #145806   Message #3374239
Posted By: Thomas Stern
09-Jul-12 - 10:28 PM
Thread Name: Lloyd & MacColl's Sea Song LPs
Subject: RE: Lloyd & MacColl's Sea Song LPs
Topic TRL-3 The Singing Sailor was reviewed in GRAMOPHONE April 1955.
"The Singing Sailor is the most interesting Topic record yet issued (TRL3), more for its content than its performance. A. L. Lloyd and Ewan Maccoil are the soloists ; sometimes unaccompanied, sometimes with a concertina played by Alf Edwards, and sometimes with a chorus. Brian Daly (guitar) is also mentioned on the record label and sleeve but succeeds in remaining remarkably unobtrusive. Here are sixteen sea shanties and sailor songs and many of them will be quite unfamiliar to the vast majority of people. That the songs from this selection, which have been recorded before, have been better sung than is the case here is undeniable but as against this very few are otherwise available and those that are, are the least interesting. Technically this record is not, or at anyrate my copy is not, very good. The surface is only mediocre and the tape editing could have been better." W.A.Chislett Nights at the Round Table.

Best wishes, Thomas.