The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35994   Message #494579
Posted By: GeorgeH
29-Jun-01 - 05:44 AM
Thread Name: Le Roi Renaud
Subject: RE: Le Roi Renaud
Some additiona info (well, on a quick scan of the two links from Pene Azul I couldn't find it there . .

June learnt this song from Pierre Bensusan (the second of Pene's links). However IMO the Tabor/Simpson version is FAR the better of the two. (June saying where she learned the song prompted us to buy the PB album - which is very good, but "Le Roi . ." was a real disappointment).

It's recorded on "A Cut Above": June Tabor/Martin Simpson, still "in print" on CD from Topic. The best value purchase is their boxed set of this plus the two earlier June Tabor CDs (Airs and Graces and Ashes and Diamonds) ... ALL very well worth owning.