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Album: The Unthanks Diversions Vol. 2: The Unthanks with Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band (RabbleRouser)


This second in The Unthanks' collaborative series pairs Rachel and Becky's voices with the greatest remaining exponents of the miners' brass band tradition.

The alliance profits from the restraint of the brass arrangements, their subtle shadings lending due nobility to the poignant tale of ambition and imagination "The King of Rome", and rejecting the easy victory of sentimentality on "Trimdon Grange Explosion". Standout centrepiece is Adrian McNally's "The Father's Suite". 

Download: The King of Rome; Trimdon Grange Explosion; The Father's Suite