This limited edition vinyl release is a double disc pressing on 180g heavyweight, translucent blue vinyl. The beautiful record sleeve is a gatefold design to fit both LPs. Featuring the full 16 tracks as per the CD.
Often hailed as the ‘First Lady of Folk’, Kate celebrates an amazing 30 years as a professional musician in 2022 with the release of this brand new album. This anniversary album, features a stellar array of guest musicians who have all inspired Kate during her career: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Richard Hawley, Darlingside, KT Tunstall, Sarah Jarosz, Sam Kelly, Dan Tyminski, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Damien O’Kane and on the physical version of the album, a bonus track with the Royal Northern Sinfonia. The songs are newly recorded versions of favourites from across Kate’s career. Commenting on her career 30th anniversary, Kate said: “Music has taken me all over the world in those 30 years, where I've met the most incredible musicians and singers. 30 : Happy Returns is a culmination of those years, the music, the singers, the laughs, the songs, the memories. Here I am joined by some of my all-time musical heroes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Richard Hawley, KT Tunstall, Darlingside, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Sarah Jarosz, Damien O’Kane, Sam Kelly not to mention the amazing lads in my band! I am in awe of their talent and generosity in sharing it and can safely say there are so many “dream come true” moments on this album. By my very nature I've never been ambitious so I am astounded taking this retrospective look over the years and feel so blessed to sing with these incredible artists. I am one very happy, happy girl!!”