Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Jim Moray : A Beginners Guide
‘A Beginners Guide’ compiles tracks from Jim Moray's three ground-breaking and award-winning albums – 2003’s BBC Radio2 Folk Album of Year ‘Sweet England’, ‘Jim Moray’ in 2006 and fRoots Critics Poll and Mojo Folk Album of the Year winner ‘Low Culture’ in 2008 - and also includes tracks from his rare and much sought after ‘I Am Jim Moray’ EP and a bonus video to his award-winning XTC cover ‘All You Pretty Girls’.
Released worldwide on April 25th, 2010.
US Publicity for Jim Moray: A Beginner’s Guide is being handled by Tracy Mann (MG Limited) and Lisa Shively (Press Network).
"The most significant musician since Bob Dylan to decide that the folk idiom is the perfect vehicle for his musical adventures and experiments" Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
“Though Folk has returned to the mainstream in recent years as alt.folk, the term mostly signaled a return of drippy singer-songwriters. Only a few try to take on the stark verities of traditional British folk songs. And Moray differs even from them by stapling such songs to modern pop forms. He’s continuing Fairport Convention’s folk-rock experiment, and Low Culture comes even closer to success even than Sweet England. (…) In any other context, he might be a conventional, mainstream figure, but the bottomless trove of sturdy old folk tales, and his musical imagination, spark brightly. (…) There isn’t much lower, or better, culture than that.” – Album of the Week **** - The Independent (UK)