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Artist: BRIGGS, ANNE
Title: Sing A Song For You
Format: LP
Label: Bo Weavil
Country: UK
Price: $26.50
Deluxe LP version of the Fledgling CD from 1996. "Fleeting, volatile, flighty, breathless: a flash of sunlight in the glade. Anne Briggs pure, unmistakable voice and her too-short career summon the same images in my mind. A voice like a gentle tremor, as fragile and timeless as a dandelion clock. Her recordings are few and all the more precious for it. When these 1973 sessions finally saw the sunshine, back in 1996, they were greeted with joy; joy mixed with astonishment that they should have been consigned to obscurity in the first place. Sure, her work with Ragged Robin may have displeased the purists of the time. Sure, Anne Briggs was unhappy with her voice, heavily pregnant with new life and on her way to a Scottish retreat. But for something so beautiful as these songs to be casually put aside... and they are beautiful. Sunshine and time: flitting snatches of melody heard floating across the meadow on some impossible summers day. Songs that are ancient as the bones of the hills - yet half are Annes own compositions. The distillation of a unique talent let fly like a butterfly from the hand." - Bo Weavil.
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Artist: BRIGGS, ANNE
Title: The Complete Topic Recordings
Format: Double LP
Label: Bo Weavil
Country: UK
Price: $43.00
"Bo Weavil is ecstatic to release a double LP on heavyweight vinyl of the Complete The Topic recordings, beginning with Annes contribution to the folk epic The Iron Muse (1963), followed by her first solo release - the legendary Hazards of Love EP (1964), songs for The Bird In The Bush - Topics erotic song project (1966), and finally the eponymous Anne Briggs, not released until 1971, tell the tale of her hobo 60s. Travelling in Ireland with Sweeneys Men until success got in the way, sleeping on the floor of the late Gill Cook, manager of Collets folk department, living in a caravan in Suffolk, Anne was a wild, free spirit, unconcerned with the commercial success of her peers. Two further recordings for CBS, The Time Has Come and Sing A Song For You (unreleased at the time) followed before Anne disappeared to her Hebridean retreat and that was it. Anne Briggs summed up in her voice, in her attitude to life, in her looks, that brief sunlit period of the folk revival perhaps better than any of the other great singers - Shirley Collins, Sandy Denny, Jacqui McShee that came from it. Theres a deep magic at work in these unadorned, unaccompanied songs - an ancient, spine-chilling voice from the traditional heart of England that speaks through the young and beautiful form of Anne Briggs even to us - misfits of our technological world." - Bo Weavil.
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Artist: BRIGGS, ANNE
Title: Four Songs
Format: 7"
Label: Fledgling
Country: UK
Price: $13.00
"Anne Briggs sang three songs during the launch episode of Folk-Song Cellar, broadcast on Saturday August 13th, 1966. When Fledgling approached Anne with the tentative proposal to release these songs, she was quick to respond: "Three songs on an EP is awkward. If you needed another song, there might be something recorded from a Nottingham folk club around that time". Annes oldest friends recorded some songs in their local folk club and carefully preserved the recordings for decades. Al Atkinson offers some rare photographs for the sleeve. Rare, simple, unadorned and intimate performances make their first appearance on record here." - Fledgling.

Artist: BRIGGS, ANNE
Title: A Collection
Format: CD
Label: Topic
Country: UK
Price: $16.50
"Anne Briggs, a free spirit of the 60s, was also one of the most distinctive and influential singers on the folk scene. If I hadnt heard her, says June Tabor, Id have probably done something entirely different. She was, writes Colin Harper in his accompanying biographical essay, as the best of the music itself was, sexy, wild, mysterious, otherworldly and vulnerable all at the same time. A Collection gathers scattered tracks from rare compilations as well as her eponymous Topic album of 1971." - Topic.

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