Fi Fraser & Jo Freya, The Fraser Sisters


(1998) No Masters   NMCD12


For the first time, these two sisters have produced an album of their own, inspired by their favorite bands: The Old Swan Band, Blowzabella, Token Women and Tanteeka. Accompanying them in this effort are longtime musical friends: Karen Tweed, Andy Cutting, Ralph Jordan and Barry Coope. Among the most noticeable tracks is definitely "The Rose of Raby”, a composition by Dave Shepherd already played by Blowzabella that Jo Freya arranges beautifully. It’s an excellent work of the producer John Tams. Interesting from the artistic point of view are also the artwork by Brian Ledgard and the photographs by Dean Rogers.


Per la prima volte queste due sorelle hanno prodotto un album tutto loro, ispirato ai loro gruppi preferiti: The Old Swan Band, Blowzabella, Token Women and Tanteeka. Ad accompagnarle in questa fatica troviamo amici musicisti di vecchia data: Karen Tweed, Andy Cutting, Ralph Jordan e  Barry Coope. Tra i brani più apprezzabili c'è sicuramente "The Rose of Raby" di Dave Sheperd, una composizione già ascoltata dai Blowzabella ma che Jo Freya arrangia splendidamente. Ottimo il lavoro del produttore John Tams. Interessante dal punto di vista artistico anche l'artwork curata da Brian Ledgard e le fotografie di Dean Rogers.


1. Garden of Love - 2. The Lowlands of Holland - 3. The Rose of Raby / FM - 4. A Stitch in Time - 5. Bonny Light Horseman - 6. Man of Passion - 7. Hold Back the Tide - 8. Friday the 12th / Havero Polka / Friday the 13th - 9. Hug you like a Mountain - 10. Tiennet / Tourdion - 11. The Coldness of Winter - 12. Bird in a Cage - 13. All the Way with You - 14. Jumper Song - 15. Bramble and the Rose - 16. Swedelska