9 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Arranged and performed in celebration of Nonesuch Records’ 50th birthday, Folk Songs pairs the trailblazing string quartet with a group of vocalists—Natalie Merchant, Sam Amidon, Olivia Charney, and Rhiannon Giddens—for a set of spare, rustic songs. The results are by turns haunting and beautiful, highlighting not only the timelessness of the music but of the stories it tells, whether it’s Merchant’s mournful “The Butcher’s Boy” or “I See the Sign,” an Amidon original that sounds 100 years old.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Arranged and performed in celebration of Nonesuch Records’ 50th birthday, Folk Songs pairs the trailblazing string quartet with a group of vocalists—Natalie Merchant, Sam Amidon, Olivia Charney, and Rhiannon Giddens—for a set of spare, rustic songs. The results are by turns haunting and beautiful, highlighting not only the timelessness of the music but of the stories it tells, whether it’s Merchant’s mournful “The Butcher’s Boy” or “I See the Sign,” an Amidon original that sounds 100 years old.

Mastered for iTunes
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Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

WOW

lguard78,

Found this Album by chance & fell in Love with "The Butcher's Song & "Johnny Gone CK it out!

the usual

SUFI,

Pretentious performance from Natalie. False drama.

The rest is merely boring.

Mediocre Pop Selections

Boolez,

Supported by the Kronos Quartet. This is a vanity project gone wrong. Here, the Kronos can be seen once again trying to be pop stars playing overall bland string arrangements by pop stars that can, and should have done better, trying to be pretend classical artists. These kind of colaborations rarley go off well, and this album is further proof of that. -Bz