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GUEST,Ian cookieless Review Imagined Village CD (36) RE: Review Imagined Village CD 14 Nov 07

Lots of views on this thread about the CD having not heard it. I have bought it but haven't yet listened, but I have just seen the live show, which is why I am posting. I went out of curiosity. And it *is* a show - and very impressive. I would recommend it to anyone. To answer some points above, there was no posturing, there was no one trying to get 'down wit da kids', just an eclectic bunch of fine musicians having a really great time, seeing what happens when you mix the English tradition with other genres that are now part of England, too. The sitar on Scarborough Fair sounded beautiful, and over it talked Billy Bragg, very movingly, about what it is to be English, and how he first felt English by hearing an English song sung by two American Jews - such is the fluidity of identity.

For me, most of it worked. And the bits that didn't were still worth the effort of trying. I would highly recommend it.

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