Herken - The Man British Product Audio Samples Available

The Man by Herken

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: Roots/Acoustic, CD, Album, Independent
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A collection of earthy Celtic songs telling the story of 'The Man' Jesus from a Scottish folk band.

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  1. 1. A Calling-On Song
  2. 2. Sleep, Laddie, Sleep
  3. 3. Carpenter's Boy
  4. 4. What Can The Boy Be Thinking Of-
  5. 5. The Traveller
  6. 6. Wine For The Wedding
  7. 7. The Girl With The Twinkle In Her Eye
  8. 8. Peter's Early Bath-Through The Roof
  9. 9. What's He Saying Now-
  10. 10. Slow Down, Martha
  11. 11. Medicine Man
  12. 12. Get Out!
  13. 13. In The Garden
  14. 14. Nothing To Do With Me
  15. 15. They Broke My Heart
  16. 16. The Man On The Shore
  17. 17. Jesus Lives
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Reviewed by Ewan Jones

Herken are a folk band from Penicuik in Scotland, headed up by songwriter and guitarist Alan Murray. 'The Man' is the final result of a project that first saw the light of day at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1992. Murray's playing is outstanding and the album is beautifully recorded. His lyrics are in turn imaginative, humourous and moving. With the current folk revival in full swing, this deserves to get a large and appreciative audience. The songs work well individually, and the inlay booklet links them together well - it would be great to see many of the images that accompany live performances of 'The Man'. The music is mostly influenced by traditional UK folk music and presents a varied mix of instrumentals, acappella verse, ballads and barroom choruses. Additional vocals are provided by members of Alan's family Glynis, Sooz and Paul plus other band members Alison, Ros and David. This variety, as well as excellent musicianship, keeps the listening experience fresh and aids the telling of the story over 70 minutes or so.

Style: Roots/Acoustic
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 21122
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Independent
Items: 1
Release Date: 2006

A collection of earthy Celtic songs telling the story of 'The Man' Jesus from a Scottish folk band.

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