The Once – Row Upon Row Of The People They Know
With Row Upon Row Of The People They Know, The Once have produced a
breathtaking follow up to their self-titled debut release.
The title of the new album comes from a poem by George Murray, a poem that
so inspired the group they built a song around it. Song For Memory speaks of
the power of words and music to freeze time and emotions, to make small
moments large, and large moments intimate.
The production has been kept simple, relying instead on the power of their
voices and acoustic instruments. Lead singer Geraldine Hollett is a singer with
a voice so compelling she can still a noisy room. Phil Churchill and Andrew
Dale provide the perfect accompaniment of voice and melody along with guitar,
mandolin, fiddle and bouzouki. Sometimes melancholy, sometimes funny, but