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Title:
Up
Author:
Great Big Sea (Musical group)
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Great Big Sea, [1995]

â„—1995
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Folk music.

Title from container.

Compact disc.
Language:
English
Contents:
Run runaway -- Goin up -- Fast as I can -- Mari-Mac -- Dancing with Mrs. White -- Something to it -- Buying time -- Lukey -- The old black rum -- The chemical worker's song (process man) -- Wave over wave -- Billy Peddle -- Nothing out of nothing -- The jolly butcher -- Rant & roar.
Geographic Term:
UPC:
706301227725
Format :
Music CD

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Material Type
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Status
Audubon Library FOLKUS .G786 U Compact Disc Open Shelf
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Summary

Summary

Although Great Big Sea initially started out as a fairly traditional Newfoundland outfit, Up shows the band adding more rock muscle to the fiddles and accordions. It's still a pretty traditional sound by most standards, with jigs and reels galore, but it allows the band to do a revved-up cover of Slade's "Run Runaway" and make it appealing to both the traditionalist and the rock fan. There's everything you'd expect from a bunch of young Maritime musicians from Canada: a good dose of Celtic, songs about the sea and about drinking, a good dose of fun, but a healthy reverence for the musical tradition. "Mari-Mac," where the lyrics accelerate to a terrifying speed by the end, is worth the price of admission alone. ~ Sean Carruthers


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