Available for the first time as a download with added bonus tracks. This collection of songs are Polly Bolton, her “last recordings” and were completed in 2012. “The Magic of Song” are unparalleled editions of classic folk songs. Plus original compositions.
Firstly Polly must be included in any worthwhile list of great English folk singers. She possesses one of those rare voices that would even sound good sing the ingredients from the back of a cereal box.
From Pat Thomas at Blackwaterside Magazine.
Polly should be star; the girl’s got an achingly attractive vocal
Simon Jones, Folk Roots
Polly Bolton possesses a voice unparalleled in English Folk Music.
This delightful woman breathes new life into ancient tunes. She has an exquisite voice that rattles the vertebrae at any number of paces
John Philpot, Worcester Evening News.
She conjures up an air of abandon while actually maintaining superb control.
Tony Rose, The Guardian
As a collaborator, Polly works with absolute focus, incredible vocal chops and creative interpretation that all writers dream of.
Jennifer Cutting, songwriter/producer USA
Polly is at her best when singing about love and it’s darker side in particular….Polly makes full use of the emotional power of the song without the slightest touch of sentimentality. Clearly this is a singer of exceptional talent.
Ed Muddrell, Tykes News.
The waters of Bolton, Shepherd and Dunachie run fast and complex. Get your feet wet; better yet go swimming, best of all drown in it.
Simon Jones, First Hearing
Loveliest of trees is a deeply rewarding album that stakes Polly’s claim to be the loveliest of singers.
Henry Peacock, Buzz
Polly Bolton’s vocals were superb. She really is a very sensitive and compassionate singer who ought to make the highest grade.
Martin Kenney, Folk Roots (live review)
Polly’s voice be it solo or tracked with its self is exquisite but it is the intelligent settings of these tunes that give it a fresh substance.
Steve Morris, Brum Beat
Polly Bolton’s passionate, jazzy vocal style (she’s a real belter when she wants to be) sets her apart from most British femme folk singers.
Ken Roseman, Music Hound essential folk album guide (USA)