The Acoustic Folk Box

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Topic
PERFORMER: Various artists
CATALOGUE NO: TSFCD 4001

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Nearly everybody who counted in the England-based folk music scene over the last 40 years turns up in the acoustic folk box.

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There is a disc for each decade, notable for including progressives alongside traditionalists: the Incredible String Band as well as Julie Felix and Martin Carthy for the Sixties, Waterson:Carthy still going strong and Eliza Carthy for the Nineties. On the way there’s Pentangle, the Battlefield Band and Shooglenifty – all the way from ‘revival’ to flourishing creativity.