The Joy Of Living: A Tribute To Ewan MaColl to be released on September 4.
Artist: Ewan MacColl
Title: Joy Of Living: A Tribute To Ewan MacColl
Label: Compass Records
Known as the godfather of the first British folk revival, Ewan MacColl is hailed for writing such classic songs as “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Dirty Old Town,” “The Shoals of Herring” and “The Joy of Living.” JOY OF LIVING: A TRIBUTE TO EWAN MACCOLL is an flawlessly formed centenary tribute to the multi-talented artist from MacColl’s two sons, Calum and Neill.
Highlights include Steve Earle’s take on “Dirty Old Town,” Norma Waterson’s peerless rendition of the plight of the travelers in “The Moving On Song,” Paul Buchanan’s (Blue Nile) crooning “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” Bombay Bicycle Club’s moving version of “The Young Birds” and Rufus & Martha Wainwright’s performance of “Sweet Thames Flow Softly.”