The Unthanks

DIVERSIONS VOL. 5 - LIVE AND UNACCOMPANIED SPECIAL FILM EDITION


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This special edition includes the film As We Go, an atmospheric and beautifully shot account of life on the road, through the eyes of filmmaker Ainslie Henderson. The film features concert highlights, behind the scenes footage, family life and special performances during soundchecks and in found spaces, in and outdoor during the tour, all exclusive to the film and only available on DVD as part of this special edition of Diversions Vol 5 - Live And Unaccompanied.

The Unthanks move on from their recent orchestral explorations by going back to what they know and do best - singing in unaccompanied harmony. Recorded live across a five week tour, these are not live versions of songs made for a studio album. Treating unaccompanied song as a performance art in storytelling that requires an audience, these are the definitive versions! 

Tyneside sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank grew up singing songs, in weaving, unschooled vocal harmony,  without accompaniment. They are joined by Unthanks member Niopha Keegan to make a vocal trio. The three have already established a band within a band in The Unthanks, with the success of haunting harmony signature pieces like Magpie, recently brought to wider attention by Mackenzie Crook’s beautifully poignant series, Detectorists, and also through live collaborations with legendary Irish trio, Voice Squad. On this record, they fully explore their rich and unique vocal combinations, with brand new material and arrangements.
 

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Note, the Special Film Edition is not available on download. Go to the standard edition page to download the album.

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