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  • Artist(s): Eliza Carthy, The Gift Band
  • Summary: The second full-length release from the British folk mother-daughter duo of Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy was recorded live in a chapel.
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  1. Jun 13, 2018
    90
    An especially poignant return for Waterson, who endured a harrowing illness that left her in a coma after their last release as a duo, Anchor is a powerful performance arriving late in her career and is a testament to both her strength of will and creative voice. ... For her part, Eliza nearly matches her mother's earthen elegance as a singer while turning in some of the most natural and sympathetic fiddle work of her care.
  2. Jun 13, 2018
    80
    Anchor is as steadfast and timeless as its title implies. Not that it is a record of ancient lore: it is a broadminded, spellbinding and often surprising collection of songs, celebrating the influences on the family and their friends.
  3. Mojo
    Jun 13, 2018
    80
    A boldly fresh album that veers between lithe wit, sinister landscapes, big choruses and coolly adventurous instrumental arrangements. [Jul 2018, p.90]
  4. Uncut
    Jun 13, 2018
    80
    A lovingly rendered family portrait. [Jul 2018, p.37]