Ways of Seeing

“You’d be hard pressed to find a singer with a voice as powerful, versatile and expressive….Frankie has the remarkable ability to vividly convey ways_of_seeingthe imagery of a song, capture and project it’s every nuance, and perfectly exploit the natural tensions of lyric and melody, always giving her words space to breathe”. “Ways of Seeing” is a powerful set of live concert recordings featuring Frankie singing on her own, in duets and with up to ten other women
www.harbourtownrecords.com– HARCD 009
Frankie Armstrong, Joan Mills, Venice Manley, Vivian Ellis, Jenny, Jude Smith, Kate Pyper, Kathie Prince, Pauline Down, Peggy Turner, Sheila Brook, vocals

Ja Helo
Ways of Seeing
Girl in a Garden
Zaspo Janko
A Soothing Croon
Low Ground
Dead Leaves
Message from Mother Earth
Bread and Roses
I Only Believe in Miracles
Seven Gates
We Are Women
The Trial
The Pearl
Weave and Mend
Shto Me e Milo
Shall There Be Womanly Times

Tracks 1, 5, 8, 17 trad.;
Tracks 2, 9, 11, 14, 15 Frankie Armstrong;
Track 3 Frankie Armstrong, arr. Phil Griffin;
Track 4 Sydney Carter;
Track 6 trad. arr. Frankie Armstrong, Joan Mills;
Track 7 David Craig, Leon Rosselson;
Track 10 words James Oppenheim, tune and arr. Leon Rosselson;
Track 12 words Joan Mills, tune and arr. Frankie Armstrong;
Track 13 words Susan Griffin, tune and arr. Frankie Armstrong;
Track 16 Anne Cameron, Mary Troup;
Track 18 words Frankie Armstrong, Brian Person, tune Frankie Armstrong

” … instant realisation that the solo human voice can have more effective impact than all the moog synthesizers and orchestral choirs in the world. “

Colin Irwin

Melody Maker