Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,James Phillips Burns songs favourite performances (52* d) RE: Burns songs favourite performances 27 Jan 21


Jean Redpath's version of "Lady Mary Ann" is absolutely beautiful. Sergey Horvey's piano part weaves around and compliments the melody perfectly. I love much of their other Burns recordings too - my favorite are:

Lady Mary Ann
My Torcher's the Jewel
Amang the Trees
Country Lassie
Johnie Blunt
Sae Flaxen Were Her Ringlets
The Winter it is Past
Song, Composed in August (Now Westlin Winds)
The Belles of Mauchline
Tam Glen
The Mauchline Lady

They have been criticized for being a little "over orchestrated," and I agree, some of the orchestration is a bit much and almost whimsical at times. But on the other hand, many of them are really beautiful. Some of them piano parts have a bit of a fun "Peanuts" feel to them, which I like.

Barbara Dymock recorded a really nice version of Let Me in This Ae Nicht on her 2011 album "Hilbert's Hotel." Well worth a listen.

But I also like Ossian's version of Let Me in This Ae Nicht, Billy Ross's voice is perfect for it. Same with their version of Ae Fond Kiss, one of the best.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.