Album: Kate Rusby, 20 Mighty (Village/Island)


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A celebration of her two decades as a singer, 20 contains that many tracks culled from all corners of her career, performed as duets with esteemed friends and peers.

 “Sun Grazers” features Paul Weller, while on “Who Will Sing Me Lullabies”, Richard Thompson's restrained guitar work is accompanied by subtle percussion from Radiohead's Phil Selway. But the best tracks turn on even subtler twists of inflection: “Unquiet Grave” and “The Lark” are rendered unbearably poignant by the combination of Rusby's voice with those of Aoife O'Donovan and Nic Jones, respectively.

Download: Unquiet Grave; The Lark; Jolly Plough Boys