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Thread #134203   Message #3050663
Posted By: GUEST,mulv
10-Dec-10 - 07:05 PM
Thread Name: BBC4 Christmas Session
Subject: BBC4 Christmas Session
Without a gig tonight,was gonna go to a local session,then I noticed
that the Unthanks were doing a prog on BBC4 about dancing in England so
thought I'd stay in and watch - all quite enjoyable,bla-bla........

then noticed that Christmas Session featuring Bellowhead,Unthanks etc
immediately I kept sipping the sherry...anybody else
watch this ?

Was it me,was it my telly or were the sound levels for any of the
vocals absolutely dire ? As a 'show' I don't think it translated very
well and the whole 'feel' of the night was,to me,somewhat pompous and
'prancey' and definitely let down by the 'miked' vocals sound quality
(actually,I thought the best singer of the night was the fiddle player
with the Unthanks (forgotten her name).Non-vocals sound was streets

Say what you like about Simon Cowell - but (Wagner apart !!) give me
the X Factor anytime over this self-indulgent 'finery'.I reckon the
show would put off rather than attract any non-folkies who stumbled
across the programme........all in all,a bit of a foot-shooter