Folk Radio UK Praises The “Emotional and Visceral” New LP From James Yorkston, Nina Persson, and The Second Hand Orchestra
Folk Radio UK has coverage of the new album from James Yorkston, Nina Persson, and The Second Hand Orchestra, noting that “the recording process for The Great White Sea Eagle, much like its predecessor [The Wide, Wide River], involved Yorkston withholding his songs from his band until the start of the recording sessions. This technique has fostered a spirit of improvisation and openness; the whole album has what Yorkston describes as a ‘wildness’ about it, though this doesn’t imply an abandonment of formal structure. Rather it points to the band’s ability to tap into something inscrutable, even animistic, that allows them to perform with a seemingly heightened degree of affiliation.”
According to the site, “While The Great White Sea Eagle shares much with Yorkston’s previous album, it somehow manages to hit harder on an emotional and visceral level. This may be in part down to Persson’s involvement or Yorkston’s constant evolution and maturation as a songwriter.” Read the full review here.