What News

 
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Alasdair Roberts, Amble Skuse, David McGuinness
What News

[ Drag City / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 15 June 2018

"So many intricate ideas here, so beautifully done." - The Guardian

A collaboration with early music scholar David McGuinness and electronic sonologist Amble Skuse, What News is Roberts' fourth album of entirely traditional material.

Ali sings some of his sweetest/deepest vocals ever atop David McGuinness' assembled keys: an 1844 grand pianoforte, a "Mozart-style" forte piano, and a century-old Dulcitone. Amble Skuse's electronics keep the 21st century in the picture.

Tracks:

The Dun Broon Bride
Johnny O' The Brine
Young Johnstone
Rosie Anderson
The Fair Flower Of Northumberland
Clerk Colven
Babylon
Long A-Growing

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