Looking Glass CD (2010)

Artist: Fay Hield

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

Specifications

Label Topic Records
SKU 216726217
UPC 714822057325
UPC 14 00714822057325
Format CD
Release Date 9/21/2010
Links
Author Fay Hield
Technical Info
Engineer Andy Bell; Keith Angel
Producer Jon Boden; Fay Hield
CatalogID TSCD 573
Lable Name Topic Records
Released 09/06/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 42m : 28s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00714822057325
Album Notes and Credits
Adapters: Jon Boden; Fay Hield.
Recording information: Wavelength Studios.
Photographer: David Angel .
Arrangers: Sam Sweeney; Jon Boden; Fay Hield.
Even before Fay Hield released this debut, she'd made waves as the first signing in a decade to the venerable Topic folk label. The question is, can she live up to all that hype? Although she's not the finished article yet, Looking Glass is an impressive beginning. She's picked a few fairly well-known pieces for the album, like "The Banks of the Nile" and "Sheepcrook and Black Dog," but there is plenty of the unfamiliar here. The backing is sparse, with no full band and often just the scraping of fiddles, and it's all the more powerful for it. Hield has an unusual voice, darker and Northern, but with a unique, endearing sound, especially on "The Looking Glass" with its unusual octave jumps. She works with sympathetic figures (Jon Boden, who plays several instruments here and co-produces, is her partner in life as well as music) who accentuate her music. She's powerful on longer ballads, such as "Kemp Owen," while still maintaining a powerful presence on the shorter songs. Even unaccompanied, as she is on "The Shepherd's Daughter," she has an indefinable quality that bodes very well for the future. After such a good debut, Fay Hield looks set for a glorious singing career. ~ Chris Nickson
Professional Reviews
Uncut (magazine) (p.97) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The] subtle accompaniment intensifies Hield's elegant voice....Hield is a rare talent."
Disc 1
1 Huntsman, The
2 Mad Family
3 Two Brothers
4 Looking Glass, The
5 Little Yellow Roses
6 Banks of the Nile, The
7 Kemp Owen
8 Sheepcrook and Black Dog
9 Grey Goose and Gander
10 Shepherd's Daughter, The
11 King Henry
Product Attributes
Artist Hield,Fay
Label Topic Records
Music Format Compact Disc

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
Importcds $11.48 + $2.98 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns
All our items are brand new - Ships directly from our Warehouse in California - Estimated delivery time: 5-7 days after shipment.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Movie Mars $12.57 + $2.98 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
Looking Glass [Digipak]
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
loading
$11.48 + $2.98 shipping
$15.98 You save $4.50 (28%)
Earn 12 ($0.12) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: CD
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  Importcds
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; Rakuten.com meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT