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June Tabor
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: June Tabor
Title: Abyssinians
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Label: Shanachie
Release Date: 9/30/1991
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Contemporary Folk, Celtic New Age, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 016351793829

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What a Voice....
S. GODFREY | Risca, South Wales | 07/06/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"...and what songs! Purity, directness and unflinching honesty are just some of the hallmarks of June Tabor's work, and for me this is one of her finest collections. No fancy arrangements, simple (almost stark) accompaniment or none at all, but with a voice such as hers, who needs it? "The Scarecrow", "She Moves Among Men" and "Lay This Body Down" are my personal favourites although there are no weak tracks here. "One Night as I Lay On My Bed" recalls Steeleye Span's early days and June's excellent work with Maddy Prior in Silly Sisters. I would recommend this album and "Against the Streams" as prime June Tabor...easy listening, however, it certainly is not. Be amazed at the vocal power & control, but be prepared for a harrowing time in the choice of subject matter."
Luminous and Haunting
T. Davis | Seattle, WA | 02/27/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are very few voices in the world with the radiant clarity that June Tabor's voice possesses. This album is among her most compelling, simply because the spare instrumentation of the accompaniment allows her to shine. The dark lyrics produce a stark contrast to the beauty of of her singing, and the effect is unforgettable. This is traditional English music at its most powerful.

Don't stop with this CD, though. Do yourself a favor and look into her other solo albums, all of them uniformly excellent, and her varied collaborations with such folk stalwarts as Maddy Prior, Martin Carthy, Nic Jones, and Andy Irvine."