Waterson:Carthy's fifth album includes a characteristically eclectic selection of material from a formidable range of sources. Much of the album was recorded 'live in the studio' with a view to retaining the essence of the group's live interactive performance and this goal was successfully achieved. With one exception, the songs are about people who, whether or not they were born under a Bad Sign, certainly come - one way or another - under the Bad heading. It is almost a given that this makes for a programme of interesting and intriguing material. The set includes an outstanding reworking of the Jerry Garcia classic Black Muddy River, previously sung by Norma on her award winning solo album for the Hannibal label.
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