London, UK – Always is a new collection by English
singer June Tabor. The 4 CD Box Set, on Topic Records (TSFCD4003), includes 67 tracks, of which 32 are
previously unreleased, and many others are rare.
June Tabor’s remarkable career to date is comprehensively chronicled, in a
gorgeous 4 CD box (6” x 12”) with many rare, live and previously unreleased
recordings and a 48 page booklet with many historical photographs, a lengthy
biographical essay with many quotations and observations from June herself and
extensive notes on each song from June and others. Very careful attention has
been paid to the re-mastering which has brought new life to the recordings.“June Tabor is one of our day’s most commanding and distinctive voices and
interpreters of traditional and contemporary song…the personification of the
singer and the song.” Ken Hunt from the booklet to Always.
Throughout her long career, June has inspired acclaim from her large public
following as well as from her fellow artists and critics. Elvis Costello even
wrote a song especially for her, “All this Useless Beauty,” contained on
Always in a new version. As an acknowledgement of her talents, she was awarded
Singer of the Year in the 2004 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. This new boxed set is the
ultimate accolade, a truly fitting tribute to the great works of one of
Britain’s greatest song interpreters.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.