Featuring special guests Kate Rusby, John McCusker, Boo Hewerdine, Ian Carr, Phil Cunningham, and more!
Highly anticipated, Eddi Reader’s Sings the Songs of Robert Bu... more
Glasgow native Eddi Reader embraces her Scottish roots on this stunning folk/pop song-cycle drawn from the tunes of the great bard Robert Burns. This ambitious project is Reader’s crowning achievement, a savvy translation of Burns’ classic songs into a modern setting, joined by a host of the finest British and Scottish musicians around (John McCusker, Kate Rusby, Ian Carr, Phil Cunningham, and more). Some of the songs are rendered faithfully, others are re-envisioned, all of them are marked by Reader’s trademark mix of swagger, tenderness, and sincerity.
USA Today: “Reader’s elegant renderings of such songs as My Love is Like a Red Red Rose and Jamie Come Try Me seem fresh and magical.”
Time Out NY: “Haunted hearts, unguarded affections, and drunken benders have long littered Reader’s musical landscape, so it’s not surprising that she would discover a kindred spirit in Burns...Devotees will welcome this warming balm against the bitterest of winter winds.”
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: “Reader brings new vitality to the songs of Robert Burns in this lovely collection. Reader’s voice is flawless...a magnificent gift from the heart of Scotland.” Grade: A
Irish-American News: “The most creative, wonderful, and difficult-to-describe album we have heard in years...a masterpiece. Flat out.”
Boston Herald: “Her enlightening tribute is a glorious set of towering romantic odes, sprightly jigs and reels, and poignant anti-war ballads.”