Northumbrian Language Society

£10.00

Fed Reed reading his poetry.  35 Tracks  (see image)

Recorded in 1978

 

Publisher: White Meadow Records

“If ever poems spoke for themselves, then the poems of Fred Reed do just that. And if ever a poet was born to speak his poems as well as write them, then Fred Reed must be the man. For me the man, the poetry, and the voice that talks the poetry – these three elements fuse into a unique memory and when all else is gone the voice remains. It’s for this above all that a recording of Fred Reed is most to be treasured.”

Melvyn Bragg

 

 

Description

A CD containing Fred reading 35 of his own poems in his own Northumbrian style.

Melvyn Bragg’s review sums it up.

“If ever poems spoke for themselves, then the poems of Fred Reed do just that. And if ever a poet was born to speak his poems as well as write them, then Fred Reed must be the man. For me the man, the poetry, and the voice that talks the poetry – these three elements fuse into a unique memory and when all else is gone the voice remains. It’s for this above all that a recording of Fred Reed is most to be treasured.”

Melvyn Bragg

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