20 (Kate Rusby album)

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20
Studio album by Kate Rusby
Released October 22, 2012
Genre Folk
Label Pure Records
Producer Kate Rusby and Damien O'Kane
Kate Rusby chronology
While Mortals Sleep
(2011)
20
(2012)

20 is a studio album by English folk musician Kate Rusby, released on October 22, 2012 on Pure Records. Produced by Rusby and her husband Damien O'Kane, the album celebrates Rusby's twentieth year as a recording artist, and features re-recordings of previously released tracks each of which features guest vocals from the likes of Nic Jones, Paul Weller, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Eddi Reader, Sarah Jarosz and others.

A similar album, 10, was released in 2002.

Upon its release, the album entered the UK Album Chart at #22.[1]

Background and recording[edit]

Regarding the selection of songs included, Kate Rusby noted, "It was difficult to boil down the song selection to just twenty songs, because songs are like children, aren't they – you love them all equally! I suppose I tried to choose the songs that my fans would expect to hear when they come to see me. We decided to do new versions rather than take the easy option of compiling a 'greatest hits', and I thought it would add something extra to have artists I've admired over the years helping us out."[2]

Track listing[edit]

Disc One

  1. "Awkward Annie"
  2. "Unquiet Grave"
  3. "Sun Grazers"
  4. "The Lark"
  5. "Planets"
  6. "Wandering Soul"
  7. "Who Will Sing Me Lullabies"
  8. "Jolly Plough Boys"
  9. "Sho Heen"
  10. "Bitter Boy"

Disc Two

  1. "Baa Baa Black Sheep"
  2. "I Courted a Sailor"
  3. "Mocking Bird"
  4. "The Goodman"
  5. "Annan Waters"
  6. "All God's Angels"
  7. "Elfin Knight"
  8. "Wild Goose"
  9. "Home"
  10. "Underneath the Stars"
  11. "Bring Me a Boat"

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