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Cowboy Junkies, Fotheringay, Melanie, Dusty Springfield, Gruff Rhys & El Perro Del Mar and more.

In advance of our next Crackling Vinyl event (featuring Laura J. Martin & Trwbador: more info here - ), here's another broad-ranging collection of ace sounds for eager ears.

It's my favourite of the compilations we've posted but that opinion counts for nothing if you don't find many things to love within its bounds.

I have something of a Dusty Springfield fetish at the moment - the inescapable sadness that gilds every glorious note of her voice breaks my heart, reforges it, then breaks it all over again. One of the greatest voices these shores have ever produced. If not the actual greatest.

It was recorded live during opening hours at Telfords Warehouse on the evening of Tuesday 7th February. The personnel were me and Ben 'Soundhog' Hayes, who arrives a little late due to frozen roads on the way from Ruthin (Ben's 1st track is 'Agua De Beber').

'Tegan' is dedicated to Tegan Tirion Elfyn Hawkins born 07.02.12 with love to Beth & Rich.


Rae Robinson

What a stunning voice. And accent. Reminds me of Cerys Matthews.