Blackwood - Never At Home

Second Blackwood Studio Album on CD

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Never At Home is the second studio album by Australian folk band Blackwood, originally released in 2002 via Making Music.

Blackwood is a family band of brothers Bruce, Andy and James Rigby with Jane Thompson. They have played all the major Australian Folk festivals and released 3 critically aclaimed albums. Songs and instrumentals from all around the world but especially Australia and Latin America.

Never At Home sees the band find their groove with a wonderful mixture of original songs and covers and arrangements of tradtional music from Venezuela, South Africa and Australia.

The album kicks off with Seswalo's Kwela a traditional tune from South Africa arranged by Andy Rigby, followed by Soft Rain a song written by Saul Roche from Castlemaine in Victoria, featuring James Rigby on mandolin. Jane Thompson contributes an original song The Benevolent Midwife, featuring lead vcoals by Jane.

Pajarillo Verde is a classic Venezuelan song with lead vocals shared by Jane and Bruce Rigby. Land of Broken Dreams written by Peter Chambers is a song written about the Stolen Generation, with lead vocals by James. Mukoma is a song originally from South Africa, embelished with tin whistles. Wind Harps was written by Australain folk singer-songwriter Fay White for the 2000 Maldon Folk Festival.

Concierto en la Llanura is another piece from Venezuela and Humpin' the Drum is a traditional Australian drover's song, with lead vocals by Bruce. Never At Home Reels see Blackwood play some Irish tunes with James featured on mandolin. Lay Down Your Burden is a beautiful song featuring Jane on lead vocals. Landpulse is written by Australian song writer John Warner and is a moving tale about a Wiradjuri man coping with White Settlement, featuring Jane on lead vocals. The closing track La Bastringue closes out the album with a foot tapping song with Bruce and Jane sharing vocal duties.

This CD is housed in a jewel case with a fold out insert, pressed in Australia.

(MM003)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

01

Seswalo's Kwela

3:08

02

Soft Rain

4:46

03

The Benevolent Midwife

3:06

04

Pajarillo Verde

3:58

05

Land of Broken Dreams

4:50

06

Mukoma

3:36

07

Wind Harps

5:23

08

Concierto en la Llanura

3:11

09

Humpin’ the Drum

4:11

10

Never At Home Reels

5:26

11

Lay Down Your Burden

4:30

12

Landpulse

3:06

13

La Bastringue

2:50

SKU MM003
Record Label Making Music
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number MM003
Country AU - Australia
Release Date (Year) 01 January 2002
Original Release Date (Year) 01 January 2002
Barcode # MM003
Shipping Weight 0.0900kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.125m
Shipping Length 0.142m
Shipping Cubic 0.000178m3
Type New
Format Second Studio Album on CD, Jewel Case, Liner Notes
Format CD
Genre Folk
Genre World

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