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At the instigation of – and with production from – Richard Hawley, Martin Simpson is a one-man band, playing guitars and banjos and singing as if at a kitchen table.

It is a mark of the quality of the songs that a cool version of ‘Blind Willie McTell’ is relegated to a bonus disc.

‘Jackie And Murphy’ pays heart-breaking tribute to a Tynesider turned ambulance volunteer, killed at Gallipoli.

Martin Simpson

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