Anglophiles with a taste for intimate, finely crafted folk music are already well-aware of this British singer/songwriter, who has been offering heartfelt material for nearly a decade.

Anglophiles with a taste for intimate, finely crafted folk music are already well-aware of this British singer/songwriter, who has been offering heartfelt material for nearly a decade. With 10, Kate Rusby collects her best tunes—many of which have been remixed, remastered, or rerecorded—for stateside consumption. The resulting set gives fans a fresh view of Rusby favorites while providing the uninitiated with enough reasons to become avowed disciples. Singling out any one tune would almost seem to diminish the others, though it is difficult not to gravitate most often to the swaying "Sweet Bride" and the mournful "Over You Now." With their complex melodies, wonderfully literate prose, and richly layered performances, they exemplify why Rusby is one of the finest exports of the U.K.—LF