Gem Andrews - North (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 197.68 Mb | 31:26 | Cover
Folk Rock | Country: UK | Label: Market Square Music Ltd - MSMCD200
As with her previous release, 2016’s Vancouver, Gem Andrews includes a Kate & Anna McGarrigle song on her latest album ‘North’. Last time it was Anna’s Heart Like A Wheel, here it’s Kate’s Come A Long Way, a suitably jaunty two-minute take featuring Bernard Wright on fiddle and some cardboard box whacking from Dora and Macie Keddie-McLaren. There are also two other non-originals, but these aren’t covers as such. Straight Lines and Two Lighthouses are actually acoustic, waltz-styled settings of poems by the late Newcastle-based poet Julia Darling, the former, arranged by Zoe Lambert and Dave Scott, as a country-tinged fingerpicked number, the latter, arranged by Tim Dalling and featuring Wright on mandolin with accordion by Nicky Rushton, taking a folksier approach.