Dick Nickolls of Folk Mag
reviews BitterSweet by Bob & Gill BerryBob and Gill's new CD contains 14 songs, five of which are traditional. They
reflect the descriptive title, ranging from joyful songs of rural May revels
to bitter songs of industrial strife and child poverty in late nineteenth
century London. Though even the bitterest are tinged with hope. The
collection also includes classic ballads and even a sea shanty.
All are sung beautifully and with great sensitivity. Instrumental backing is
provided by Bob and also by Anahata, Pete Harris, Keith Kendrick, Paul
Sartin and Jo Veal, all of whom are top performers in their own right.
All together, a wide ranging, thought provoking and enjoyable CD.