Handful Of Earth
Not yet reviewed.
Deluxe CD issue of the classic Topic album + Sleeve notes by Ken Hunt + Unseen photographs from the Topic LP photo session + Melody Maker LP of the year 1981 and fRoots album of decade 1989.
Although originally released in November 1981, time has been good to ‘Handful Of Earth.' The passage of the years has done little to erode its magisterial strength and potency as a milestone within traditional music - one that quickly established Dick Gaughan as one of the most passionate and fiercely political British folk singers.
Instantly recognised as a masterwork straightaway (a Melody Maker magazine album of the year), over the course of the decade, panegyrics and plaudits proliferated - Folk Roots' (now fRoots) readers and critics voting it the album of the decade in 1989.
|Primary Format - Music||CD|
|Music Genre Primary||Folk|
- 1. Erin-Go-Bragh
- 2. Now Westlin Winds
- 3. Craigie Hill
- 4. World Turned Upside Down
- 5. The Snows They Melt The Soonest
- 6. Lough Erne / First Kiss At Parting
- 7. Scojun Waltz / Randers Hopsa
- 8. Song For Ireland
- 9. Workers' Song
- 10. Both Sides The Tweed