Make the Light

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Make the Light
Studio album by Kate Rusby
Released November 22, 2010
Recorded Summer 2010
Genre Folk
Label Pure Records
Producer Kate Rusby, Joe Rusby
Kate Rusby chronology
Sweet Bells
(2008)
Make the Light
(2010)
While Mortals Sleep
(2011)

Make the Light is the ninth studio album by folk musician Kate Rusby, released on November 22, 2010 on Pure Records. The album is the first to feature songs written solely by Rusby; an idea suggested by actress Jennifer Saunders, whom Rusby had previously worked with on the show, Jam & Jerusalem.[1]

Self-produced by Rusby, alongside her brother, Joe Rusby, the album features a variety of different musicians, including Rusby's husband, Damien O'Kane. Prior to the album's release, Rusby remarked, "I feel this album is quite different from my others; some of it is gritty, some of it is pretty and some of it is a bit wacky! But what fun we had making it. I hope people enjoy it!"[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
BBC (positive)[3]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Kate Rusby.

  1. "The Wishing Wife"
  2. "The Mocking Bird"
  3. "Let Them Fly"
  4. "Only Hope"
  5. "Lately"
  6. "Shout to the Devil"
  7. "Green Fields"
  8. "Fair Weather Friend"
  9. "Walk the Road"
  10. "Not Me"
  11. "Four Stars"

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Kate Rusby - vocals, guitar ("Only Hope", "Shout to the Devil", "Not Me", "Four Stars")
  • Damien O'Kane - guitar, tenor banjo, tenor guitar, electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Kevin McGuire - double bass
  • Malcolm Stitt - bouzouki
  • Julian Sutton - diatonic accordion
  • John Joe Kelly - bodhran
  • Donald Shaw - harmonium
  • Donald Grant - first violin, string arrangements
  • Catrin Morgan - second violin
  • Rebecca Jones - viola
  • Nicholas Trygstad - cello
  • James Mackintosh - percussion
  • Rob Westacott - cornet
  • Andrew Holmes - flugel horn
  • Jim Fletcher - tenor horn
  • Michael Dodd - euphonium
  • Matthew Broadbent - tuba
  • Helena Smart - second violin
  • Dave Edmonds - cello
  • Diane Clark - double bass
  • Rex Preston - vibraphone
  • Andy Duncan - brass arrangements

Recording personnel[edit]

  • Kate Rusby - producer
  • Joe Rubsy - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Damien O'Kane - assistant producer
  • Bunt Stafford Clark - mastering

Artwork[edit]

  • Andy Snaith - photography
  • Jammy Design - design, artwork

References[edit]

  1. ^ Make the Light liner notes.
  2. ^ Kate Rusby | Make the Light
  3. ^ "Music - Review of Kate Rusby - Make the Light". BBC. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  4. ^ Robin Denselow (2010-11-23). "Kate Rusby: Make the Light – review | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-03-01.