Once, The / Once, The
Album: Once, The   Collection:General
Artist:Once, The   Added:Dec 2010
Label:Borealis Recording Co.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-07-17 Pull Date: 2011-09-18
Week Ending: Aug 14 Aug 7 Jul 31 Jul 24
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 04, 2023: Traditions
Sail Away To The Sea
4. Aug 07, 2011: TillamockingBird
Maid On The Shre
2. Aug 16, 2019: Traditions
Three Fishers
5. Aug 02, 2011: The conscious Soul
3. Oct 20, 2017: Traditions
Three Fishers
6. Jul 28, 2011: Sun Salutations
Sail Away To The Sea

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2011-07-07
If you like traditional British Isles folk songs, you will love this record. The Once is a trio from St. Johns, Newfoundland. Geraldine Hollett has an astonishing voice (much like Alison Krauss). Phil Churchill and Andrew Dale play a dozen instruments between them and provide excellent backing vocals. All tracks are good; some are truly outstanding.

No FCC issues.

1. * Nice mid-tempo love song. Her singing is beautiful. Their harmonies are too. (4:03)
2. An old maid remembers the lover who left years ago. Quick waltz time. (3:20)
3. A fast-paced tale of obsession, abduction & escape. Elec guitar surprises. (3:32)
4. * Nice cover of a Leonard Cohen ballad. Done slow w just the 3 voices. (2:38)
5. A folk ballad about life’s priorities. Very slow and spare. (2:55)
6. *** A pioneer woman survives hardship, loss & tragedy. Breathtaking solo vocal. (4:11)
7. Medley of 3 instrumental tunes. Could follow #6, giving you time to recover. (5:26)
8. ** Traditional. Men must go to sea, women must stay home, sadness ensues. (4:06)
9. Trad murder ballad with 3 voices in harmony and a drum beating a slow march. (3:04)
10. Traditional mid-tempo ballad sung by an Army deserter. Passionate singing. (4:04)
11. ** Gorgeous, slow cover of Tom Waits song. Just three vocals. Great harmony. (3:39)
12. * Another Leonard Cohen song. It’s beautifully done (Linda Ronstadt style), but some American-ish diction (“can’t run no more”, “they’re gonna hear”) doesn’t fit the traditional style of the rest of the album. (5:18)

Track Listing
1. Sail Away To The Sea   7. Is The Big Man Within/Hound's/Gerald Thomas' Burnt Potato
2. Nell's Song   8. Three Fishers
3. Maid On The Shre   9. Willie Taylor
4. Coming Back To You   10. The Deserter
5. What Will You Be Buildng   11. The Briar And The Rose
6. Marguerite   12. Anthem