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Peggy Seeger
Love Will Linger On


"Her success lies largely with her ability to work and write within traditional modes. Many of these songs sound as though they have been around over the centuries."
The New York Times
"A perspicacious commentator on both personal and political issues and a gifted composer, lyricist and singer...I'd be hard pressed to come up with a weak song in this bunch."
Sing Out!
“Peggy Seeger brings a life steeped in folk tradition . . . to this baker's dozen of love songs. The album opens with a version of MacColl's ‘First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ that's closer to the song's folk origins than the more familiar pop versions of this classic ballad and continues with a series of tunes that explore the ups, downs and enduring mysteries of love. Some, such as ‘Fiddling Soldier’ and ‘Swallow and Trout," are variations on traditional folk songs, while others are originals (like "Autumn Wedding’) or lesser known songs by other songwriters (e.g. Chris Culbert's ‘Mysterious Lover’). Seeger's unadorned vocal style and knack for folk narrative make this an entertainingly offbeat collection.”
– Kerry Dexter, Editorial Review
“Whether newly written or drawn from centuries-old repertoire, these are songs in which love is viewed with a stateliness and an emphasis on nature imagery. . . . With the help of her son Calum MacColl, Seeger uses a variety of instrumentation and vocal support for the performances, ranging from the a cappella of ‘Mysterious Lover’ to the art-song suite ‘Love Affair’ . . . Only ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ is a typical folk recording with just guitar as accompaniment. . . . [T]he disc remains a showcase for Seeger, whose singing belies her age and who sounds at home in a romantic and familial setting.”
– William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide
"She is an irreplaceable repository of significant songs . . . direct, humanized music for real-life situations."
The Oakland Tribune