Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lau - Arc Light (Scotland/England 2009) @320


Arc Light is the second studio album by contemporary folk three-piece Lau, released on March 30, 2009 on Navigator Records.

The album's bonus track is a cover of The Beatles' song, "Dear Prudence". The track originally appeared on a compilation issued free with Mojo magazine.

Like its predecessor, Lightweights and Gentlemen, Arc Light garnered strong critical acclaim upon release. Chris Nickson of Allmusic described the album as "stirring and utterly wonderful," while Michael Quinn, of BBC Music remarked that "what astonishes most about Lau is the orchestral quality of the sound." Music webzine The Line of Best Fit stated that: "Arc Light is testament to their constant need to push themselves as musicians, and as innovators of the folk movement."


01 - The Burrian
02 - Winter Moon
03 - Horizontigo
04 - Salty Boys
05 - Banks of Marble
06 - Stephen's
07 - The Master
08 - Frank and Flo's
09 - Temple of Fiddes
10 - Dear Prudence


Kris Drever - guitar, vocals
Martin Green - accordion
Aidan O'Rourke - fiddle

Additional musicians:
Stuart Nisbet - pedal steel guitar
Corrina Hewat - backing vocals
Karine Polwart - backing vocals
Inge Thomson - backing vocals

5 comments:

CrimsonKing said...

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Arc Light


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Barron said...

Not dead yet, I see. Nice to see a fresh post after all this time. Thank you, Crimson King.

eL tiZ said...

wellcome back!!!

Jon said...

I agree. Glad to see you surface again after so many months. Hope all is well.

CrimsonKing said...

Thank you all :)
Hope everything is nice with you, Jon.

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