Postcards & Pocketbooks: The Best of Bella Hardy (Remastered) Bella Hardy

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Album-Release:
2019

HRA-Release:
07.02.2020

Label: Noe Records

Genre: Folk

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  • 1Learning To Let Go (Remastered)04:23
  • 2Whisky You're The Devil (Remastered)02:59
  • 3The Herring Girl (Remastered)04:15
  • 4The Driving Of The Deer (Remastered)03:19
  • 5First Light Of The Morning (Remastered)04:05
  • 6Sylvie Sovay (Remastered)05:39
  • 7The Darkening Of The Day (Remastered)02:38
  • 8Maying Song (Remastered)02:46
  • 9Jenny Wren (Remastered)02:58
  • 10Guan Guan (Remastered)05:13
  • 11The Seventh Girl (Remastered)03:50
  • 12Full Moon Over Amsterdam (2019 version)04:59
  • 13Sheep Crook & Black Dog04:01
  • 14Three Black Feathers (2019 version)04:07
  • 15The Only Thing To Do (Remastered)03:18
  • 16The Drunken Butcher Of Tideswell (Remastered)05:59
  • 17True Hearted Girl (Remastered)03:25
  • 18Queen of Carter’s Bar (Remastered)03:42
  • 19The Oak & The Ivy01:23
  • 20Lament for Derwent Village (Remastered)04:21
  • 21Good Man’s Wife (Remastered)04:31
  • 22Walk It With You (Remastered)04:25
  • 23Time Wanders On (2019 version)03:00
  • 24Low Down in the Broom (Remastered)06:48
  • 25Jolly Good Luck to the Girl That Loves a Soldier (Remastered)03:35
  • 26Redemption (Remastered)03:30
  • 27Tequila Moon04:13
  • Total Runtime01:47:22

Info for Postcards & Pocketbooks: The Best of Bella Hardy (Remastered)



Postcards & Pocketbooks is a double album of her most highly treasured works, with remastered recordings of classic material and two new tracks, Tequila Moon and Sheep Crook & Black Dog. With unflinching courage, Bella has explored and blurred musical boundaries in her search for meaning. From her mastery of tradition music and the stripped back strings and concertina of her debut album Night Visiting (2007), to the electric guitar and drums in the self-penned humanist hymns and feminist battle cries of Hey Sammy (2017), via the Derbyshire ballads of The Dark Peak & The White and ancient Chinese poetry of Eternal Spring, an album of songs and poetry recorded in China. Her themes of displacement and home, lost and found love, heartache and joy, are delivered with her unique, disarming honesty, and, of course, the acclaimed crystalline voice that won her BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of the Year.

Bella Hardy, vocals

Digitally remastered



Bella Hardy
BBC Folk Singer of the Year Bella Hardy found her first home in folk music through a childhood love for ballad books. A self-taught ‘fiddle singer’, she began performing at Cambridge and Sid-mouth festivals from the age of 13. Her debut album Night Visiting established her reputation as a talented songwriter when her first original composition Three Black Feathers earned a BBC Folk Award nomination. Since then, Bella has sung unaccompanied ballads at a sold-out Royal Albert Hall, taken a band of drums, brass and electronics to the National Concert Hall of Budapest, and learnt the songs of Chinese farmers during her time as British Council Musician in Residence in Yunnan Province. She’s sat on the moors of her beloved Peak District with only her fiddle for company. She spent a year in Tennessee as a ranch hand, looking after horses, fiddle-singing in the diners, and immersing herself in the music culture of Nashville. With her mesmerising voice and ability to conjure and twist stories that call straight to the heart, Bella has beguiled audiences from Canada to Japan, from Spanish bars, to Castles, to Concert Halls.

With unflinching courage, Bella has explored and blurred musical boundaries in her search for meaning. From her mastery of tradition music and the stripped back strings and concertina of her debut album Night Visiting (2007), to the electric guitar and drums in the self-penned humanist hymns and feminist battle cries of Hey Sammy (2017), via the Derbyshire ballads of The Dark Peak & The White and ancient Chinese poetry of Eternal Spring, an album of songs and poetry recorded in China. Her themes of displacement and home, lost and found love, heartache and joy, are delivered with her unique, disarming honesty, and, of course, the acclaimed crystalline voice that won her BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of the Year.

“Brit folk's finest” Mojo Magazine • “Enduringly seductive” The Telegraph • “A fine, no-nonsense interpreter of traditional music and an excellent songwriter” The Guardian • “An aura of sophisti-cation that will win over listeners who never set foot in a folk club” The Sunday Times • “…a shining star in the folk scene’s firmament” fRoots Magazine • “Hardy’s vocals are magnificent; clear and strong with a direct emotional resonance” R2 Magazine • “A triumph of folk art-pop” Songlines Magazine • “...unveiled, committed, uncontrived, persuasive, passionate, empowering, and utterly wonderful” fRoots Magazine • “…few are as adventurous and intriguing as Hardy” Songlines Magazine.

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