Martin Cathy - Signs of Life
SIGNED - Martin Cathy - Signs of Life
Perhaps only Martin Carthy would open a folk album with a Bee Gees songs, let alone continue with pieces from Elvis Presley, Hoagy Carmichael and Bob Dylan, mixed in with such timeless traditional songs as Sir Patrick Spens and The Wife of Usher’s Well. Martin also revisits a classic from his repertoire – the remarkable and chilling ballad Prince Heathen. Eliza Carthy plays fiddle on four songs.
“Human emotions are rarely delivered with such guile and profundity.” – MOJO “A subtle masterpiece.” ★★★★★ The Guardian
Martin Carthy vocals, guitar with Eliza Carthy fiddle Chris Parkinson harmonica
1 New York Mine Disaster, 1941 2 Georgie 3 Sir Patrick Spens 4 The Deserter 5 Heartbreak Hotel 6 The Bonny Hind 7 The Wife of Usher’s Well 8 John Parfit 9 Barbary Ellen 10 Hong Kong Blues 11 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll 12 Prince Heathen 13 Jim Jones in Botany Bay