Mudcat Café message #1024295 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63188   Message #1024295
Posted By: GUEST
24-Sep-03 - 09:11 AM
Thread Name: New June Tabor CDs: Echoes of Hooves, Ashore
Subject: RE: New June Tabor CD
Late Junction on BBC Radio 3 played some tracks off the CD last night including The Battle of Otterburn with Kathryn Tickell (I think ? ) on pipes. Spooky. The presenter said that June Tabor would be doing a live session for Late Junction, probably broadcasting next Tues. I like the idea of June Tabor because she does sing the real stuff, but she always sounds a bit detached from her material. It lacks soul, somehow. She also has done some dodgy jazzy stuff in the past which in my opinion was not at all sucessful in artistic terms. But each to his own. In live performance she has real presence that somehow dosn't quite transfer into her recordings, I feel.