This is not the cover I have, but it is the only image I could find after searching around.
PADOANA ALLA FRANCESE II
O MIA CIECA E DURA SORTE
CHE FARALA CHE DIRALA
PIECE W/O TITLE
COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE'S PARADISE
HEIGH HO HOLIDAY
WHIP MY TOUDIE
HENCH ME MALIE GRAY & I LONG FOR THE WEDDING
BOURREE I AND II
PAVANNE EN FORME DE COMPLAINTE
MAL SIMMES BAL ANLOIS
CARILLON DE VILLAGE
To say this album is before my time is an understatement. Though it was released in my birth year, it is composed of songs from the 16th and 17th century.
The lute is an instrument I don't understand too much. It seems as though it doesn't need to have such a wide neck, they could probably just make it a little longer and all the notes would still be there. Maybe there are some half notes in there or something. The instrument does make for a relaxing listen, though. Another album Bailes performs on has been called 'The Most Relaxing Album in the World'.
If you've ever gone for a massage, songs from this album might be found on the relaxation CD that is playing in the room when you lie down. Bailes doesn't miss a beat as he replays these folk songs from centuries before he was born.
While the song title 'Whip my Toudie' might make you think of something more raucous and 'Heigh Ho Holiday' sounds more like a song that might be on an album with Camptown races; the album flows smoothly from start to finish.
I wouldn't throw this on at a keg party or anything, but it is quite relaxing and is perfect for background music.