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The Ballad Of Shirley Collins (2017)

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Shirley Collins was at the epicentre of the folkmusic revival during the 1960's and '70s, before a vocal disorder robbed her of her uniquely ancestral singing voice. Granted intimate access to recording sessions for her first new album in almost four decades, and making adventurous use of a motherlode of seminal archive audio, The Ballad of Shirley Collins chronicles one woman's gallant battle to rise phoenix-like from long silent ashes.

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Like Shirley herself, it's warm and likeable, and a tribute to the octogenarian's triumph over a lack of self-belief.

December 21, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[Shirley Collins] is a ballad worth hearing.

October 30, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[Shirely Collins] is a sprightly, game interview, whose own secret history is as enticing as the lost, esoteric music she has championed.

October 27, 2017 | Full Review…

It's chaotic, flitting between Collins' early years collecting songs in the Deep South and her later life, brushing over the fascinating moment she lost her voice following a personal trauma.

October 23, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Radiates with the afterglow of Collins' earthy star power.

October 18, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

She is a brilliant documentary subject - plain-speaking, authentic, feisty and seemingly without ego.

October 12, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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