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Anita Best & Pamela Morgan


Country of origin:

Canada

Type of music generally:

Traditional folk

Status:

Most recent release, Amber Christmas (1998)

See also:

Amber Music's page for Anita Best

Pamela Morgan's site

The Ectophiles' Guide entries for Anita Best's solo work, Pamela Morgan's solo work, and Pamela Morgan's work with Figgy Duff

Comparisons:

Silly Sisters

Covers/own material:

Traditional Newfoundland (Celtic & English in original) folk

General comments:

Both have lovely voices, and the simple production lets them shine through—the voices carry the power of the songs. Simply beautiful. One of the best and loveliest combination of voices I've heard. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

The Colour of Amber

Recordings:


The Colour of Amber

Release info:

1991—Amber Music, PO Box 156, Topsail, C.B., Newfoundland, CANADA A0A 3Y0—ACD 9008

Availability:

Canadian stores that carry folk releases or by mail order from the label

Ecto priority:

Very high for traditional music fans

Group members:

Anita Best—vocals
Pamela Morgan—vocals, acoustic guitar, tin whistle, flute, piano, psaltery, synthesizer, harmonium

Guest artists:

George Morgan—hammer dulcimer, percussion
Noel Dinn—bodhran, synthesizer
Gary Furniss—electric guitar
Rob Laidlaw—bass guitar
Glen Tilley—shakers

Produced by:

Noel Dinn and Gary Furniss

Comments:

A delightful album—smooth and lyrical without being bland, and emotional with being overdramatic. Two excellent voices with great material. This is one of the best traditional folk albums I have ever heard—a stunning collection of traditional Newfoundland songs. (Neile)

Further info:

Write to Amber Music (address above)

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