Angeline Morrison’s critically acclaimed album The Sorrow Songs: Folk Songs of Black British Experience is repressed on 8th March on green opaque vinyl
‘The Sorrow Songs: Folk Songs of Black British Experience,’ released on Topic Records in October 2022, lifted Cornwall-based folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Angeline Morrison, out of relative obscurity and into the limelight. Immediately recognised as an important work in the British folk canon, Morrison’s courageous album rightfully enjoyed unanimous acclaim.
‘The Sorrows Songs’ shines a light into a previously, virtually neglected corner of Black British History. Whereas, the USA has long since documented its Black history in song, until now, the UK had no real equivalent. ‘The Sorrow Songs’ begins to address this. Angeline refers to the album as “re-storying” and as a gift not only to the forgotten Black ancestors of these islands but to the folk community here today.