Description: Contents and Packaging (Four Disc Box Set with a 96 Page Book)
Publication Date: January 6, 2009
Availability: In Stock
Recognition: USA Today: “Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music for a new generation…”
Compiled by Lance Ledbetter and Art Rosenbaum,Art of Field Recording Volume II is a four disc set with a 96 page book that contains essays and annotations by Art and over 100 illustrations and photographs by Art and his wife Margo. Art took a similar approach to Harry Smith in assembling the music: the discs are divided into Accompanied Songs and Ballads, Unaccompanied Songs and Ballads, Sacred, and a Survey disc that has a little bit of everything.
Blog Critics: “Art Of Field Recording Volume ll is an amazing collection of music and people that can’t help but make you feel better about the world. There are fewer and fewer people today who play music because of what the song means to them in terms of their family’s history or the people who taught it to them. To have the opportunity to experience listening to that type of music is a rare treat and one that might not be available to us for that much longer..”
Pitchfork: “…Rosenbaum’s work will make you yearn for childhood lullabies, for— precious as it sounds— the songs that you keep in your heart.”