Three Score & Ten has been voted for by the fRoots Critic’s Poll, not only as the number one album in the Reissues and Compilations of the Year, but also as the number one album in the Best Packaged Album Of The Year in a ‘total landslide’ decision.
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In addition to the recently released Three Score & Ten box set, Topic Records are proud to be reissuing seven significant recordings from their impressive archive, available for the first time on CD. They will be available from all good stores from Monday 26th October 2009.
“In the same year that Hollywood brought us Gone With The Wind and The Wizard Of Oz, a more humble entertainment made its bow, but one which, in its field, has proved to be just as enduring and iconic. Folk music labels have come and gone over the last 70 years though none have had the impact of Topic; nor can they claim to be, in the words of Richard Thompson, “a vital component of British culture”.”
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SOME QUOTES FROM THE CRITICS…
‘Topic’s independence has always been total, both in organisation and spirit, with a maverick disregard for commercialism. This attitude manifests itself thorougherly in the magnificent book/box set that marks the 70th anniversary’ – The Telegraph (*****)
‘Quite simply, fabulous work all round. Well done Topic’ – The Morning Star
‘Topic has given us some extraordinary instrumentalists and magnificent singers…life affirming and uplifting’ – The Wire
***** – Observer Music Monthly
***** – Financial Times
***** – Songlines
Two of the biggest names in digital music retail are offering gig tickets, free track downloads and cheap album downloads this week.
Nokia are offering a pair of tickets to 2 of the Topic 70 London shows as well as a free download of Eliza Carthy’s Worcester City. These go live from Friday 11th September but are available for a limited time only.
7Digital are also offering Eliza Carthy’s Worcester City as a free download but are also offering Anglicana for download for only £5. This offer also goes live on Friday 11th September and lasts for one week.