"This is the hidden diamond that may be the best
recording to cross my desk all year!"
-Maverick Magazine(UK) / Editor
"Super musical history lesson"
-The Telegraph (UK)
"Emphasizing period-appropriate rhythms and instrumentation, the performers pinpoint the heartbreak, lust, loss and flirtatious play loaded within the original compositions"
"Chills went down my spine...A musical time machine"
"Co-producers Paul Marsteller and Gabriel Rhodes have collected some of the most enduring songs of the 19th and early 20th centuries and faithfully reproduced them."
"What makes this collection such a winner is how
seamlessly and thoughtfully these ancient tunes are
brought into the present"
"Winsome waltzes and wistful ballads cleaving to period instrumentation with rippling piano (usually by The Band's Garth Hudson)at its centre. Richard Thompson's "The Band Played On" (1895) is a standout."
"This combination of well-known ditties and rediscovered gems is truly beautiful."
-The Independent (UK)
"This is not nostalgia. No one alive will remember these songs from their youth. It is more a way of listening to the past and hearing what was once so modern as the music from bygone times and appreciating the beauty left behind."
"A fascinating concept, brilliantly executed"
-Dan Forte/Vintage Guitar Magazine
"A delicious snapshot in time..a delightfully
off-the-wall album, executed with gusto."
-Record Collector Magazine
"This exquisite collection is no exercise in nostalgia, but rather
an exemplar of tasteful and imaginative interpretation."
-R2 Magazine (UK)
"It's glorious to have these old songs back"
"Reanimated turn-of-the-century songs –
both familiar and obscure –
with a hand-picked crew of singers and instrumentalists."