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ARTIST
TITLE
Welsh Rare Beat 2
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
FKR 014CD FKR 014CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/3/2007

"Gruff Rhys joins the Andy Votel, Dom Thomas and the Finders Keepers team once again to produce this, the second instalment in our critically-acclaimed and best-selling Welsh Rare Beat series. Derived from Dyfed bands with added friends from further a field in the Swansea valleys, Cardiff and Flint in the north, this is a wide and wonderful collection of bands -- some were part of a political upheaval that empowered Welsh speakers to sing and express themselves in their mother tongue, part of a wider international youthquake, others were singing from the heart, paying the bills and just happened to live in Wales during this cultural crossroad. Here for your enjoyment are songs mostly about the sky, flying, seagulls, clouds and ghosts. But also songs that deal in political activism, The Mabinogi, or issues of Welsh identity. Girl group boy meets girl songs, parodies of boy meets girls songs, Welsh language covers of English and American hits of the day sung in a traditional Welsh style counteracted by traditional Welsh folk songs played in contemporary Anglo-American styles. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Welsh Rare Beat compilation, this album features exclusive liner notes and track-by-track annotations from Gruff Rhys as well as a number of tracks previously unavailable on CD."