“Once I Was An Eagle is an extraordinary achievement” Independent on Saturday album of the week *****
The new album, ‘Once I Was An Eagle’, was recorded at the Three Crows studio of regular producer and instrumentalist Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams, Vaccines), with Dom Monks on engineering duties and Marling’s lifelong friend Ruth de Turberville on cello. It’s a hugely ambitious record that reflects the dark themes of ‘A Creature I Don’t Know’,
This is Laura’s fourth album – an achievement in itself for a 23 year old, the remarkable nature of her talent and career being underlined by the 2011 Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist, the two Mercury Music Prize nominations, and the NME Award for Best Solo Artist that she’s received in the years since her 2007 debut ‘Alas I Cannot Swim’.
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