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reviews John Playford's Secret Ball by Belshazzar's Feast

The U.K. group Belshazzars Feast has issued this collection of English dance tunes from John Playfords The English Dancing Master to celebrate the anniversary of the books publication. The 14 songs include Jenny Pluck Pears, Gathering Peascods, and the like. The instrumentation is based on the piano accordion of Paul Hutchison with a mix of oboe, concertina, bassoon, and trumpet ? the brass is a nice touch. There is also a hidden track that wittily starts and concludes with a sound like a vinyl LP playing ? as a lost treasure might.