Davy Graham - Broken Biscuits. CD. (Label: Kudos, Cat.No: LC005)
Recorded over the past two years, his 2007 "Broken Biscuits" offers 16 tracks, and features 9 new Graham compositions alongside arrangements of traditional music from all over the world. It represents Graham's first substantial recorded work since 1979's "Dance For Two People."
recorded live at The Folkus Folk Club in Nottingham in 1966 in the first flush of their success with both audience and performers hardly able to catch their breath. This recording only came to light in 1999, 33 years after it was recorded and is astonishing in it’s fire and clarity. Many of the songs they performed that night were to be found on those early MARTIN CARTHY albums, but on stage the interplay between Martin and Dave virtually re-wrote all the material.
Phoenix - Cantofabule. CD. (Label: Second Harvest, Cat.No: 413)
CD version of this highly collectable original Romanian pressing of killer Rumanian folk rock that is like an Eastern european Jethro Tull. Superb guitar work blends with early '70s synrths, traditional instuments and amazing voacl harmonies. A magical audio experience.Housed in a digi.
Country Joe McDonald - At The Bordeline 18th April 2006. Dble CD. (Label: Rag Baby Records Co., Cat.No: )
Wonderful double CD set in a limited edition of 1000 copies that captures a solo Country Joe running through the best moments of his 40 year career. His voice is unspoilt and this album has the same feel as the Incredible! Live! Album in that it is performed in front of an intimate audience and Joe is on top form and in great humour. The set features numerous classics, many from the CJ and the Fish era, including "Rock Coast Blues" "Section 43" "Here I go Again" "Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine" and others. Pretty much an essential purchase for fans of this man's music!
Roger Whittaker - Live - Greatest Hits. DVD. (Label: Wienerworld Ltd, Cat.No: WNRD7022)
The musical world of Roger Whittaker is full of gentle, folky melodies and well-crafted songs that have found a fanbase that covers many different generations of music fans. This live concert features some of his best songs, all recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark on March 7, 1989.Full Frame -1.33.Audio:Dolby Digital 2.0 - English.Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English.DTS 5.1 Surround
Vashti Bunyan - Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind. Dble CD. (Label: Spinney, Cat.No: FATCD59)
2 CD set complete collection of Vashti’s existing early recordings, the album is divided across two discs and features 25 tracks - mostly rescued from a number of old acetates and quarter-inch tapes Vashti’s brother John had found in his attic a few years ago.The first disc gathers together the early singles (two of which were unreleased) and a set of taped demos recorded between 1965 - 67. Discovered via an industry friend by Rolling Stones manager/guru Andrew Loog Oldham, who gave her a Jagger/Richards song, (‘Some Things’) Vashti was put in the studio to record the song accompanied by a full orchestra.The second disc comprises the entire, unaltered contents of a long-forgotten tape discovered at the last minute before mastering, whilst Vashti was searching for one of the master reels for disc one. Featuring just Vashti’s voice and guitar, unadorned and with no overdubs, the twelve songs here were rattled out one after another with spoken introduction in one hour of time she’d borrowed the money for and booked at a studio in central London in 1964.
Blackmore's Night - Paris Moon. DVD + CD. (Label: SPV / Steamhammer, Cat.No: SPV98617)
Recorded at the legendary Olympia in 2006, this DVD live is released to celebrate the ten year relationship between Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night. The highly acclaimed combos uccessfully combine olde English Folk,Rock & pop to great effect on successful albums such as "Ghost of a Rose" and "Fires At Midnight". This twenty track performance features a bonus nine track live album which contains a further three studio recorded tracks. Housed in a high class DVD / CD box.
Ed Askew - Little Eyes. CD. (Label: DE STIJL, Cat.No: IND032CD)
An interesting, and undoubtedly unconscious, competition has cropped up amongst indie record labels over the last five years or so. With the success of the re-releases of long lost albums by artists like Vashti Bunyan and Sibylle Baier, a number of labels have been shaking trees and digging beneath porches to try to find the rarest works to slip into the tea of the record buying public. As you might expect, the smaller the label, the more interesting the music they seem to dig up. Case in point: De Stijl Records giving the world their first chance to hear the second album by the psych folk wonder, Ed Askew. The tiny New York label has been plying hungry listeners with obscure gems by the likes of Michael Yonkers and the Black Vial, but they scored their biggest coup yet by allowing this record to see the light of day, 30 years after it was first recorded.At the time the album was recorded, Askew was signed to the venerable ESP label, the imprint that had released his brilliant work Ask the Unicorn. He recorded this album not long after the release of that album in 1969, but the label ran out of money and couldn't put it out. Luckily, it couldn't be abetter time for Askew's work to be reexamined by the intelligentsia of the music world
Friends from their time together in the Even Dozen Jug Band at the start of the 60's, mandolin maestro David Grisman and John Sebastian of the Lovin Spoonful reunite for this fourteen track journey into traditional folk, instrumentals and Sebastian originals. Meeting again at a benefit concert in Mill Valley, California, it was the first time they had seen each other in forty odd years. This is the results of that by chance meeting.
Previously unknown and wonderful film made for TV of Fairport Convention performing with Matthews Southern Comfort at an English Village Fayre in 1970 around the time of Fairports 'Full House' LP. Fairport line up is Dave Mattacks (drums) Simon Nicol (guitar) Dave Pegg (bass) Dave Swarbrick (fiddle) Richard Thompson (guitar). Stunning performances by both bands under a lazy late afternoon summer sky with amazing shots of an English audience in the early 1970's..my how times change! The narration is by John Peel. Bonus includes an interview with director Tony Palmer. REGION 0 / STEREO SOUND.
The most recent album to present a musical picture of the evolving English Morris Dance tradition. Producers Ashley Hutchings and Simon Care have called in a fine list of acts to contribute, a fine mix of young and old who bring their experience and outstanding musicianship to the project. Featuring tracks by: Eliza Carthy, Show of Hands, John Kirkpatrik, Jim Causley, Jim Moray Chris Leslie and Ric Sanders (Fairport Convention), Ken Nicol (Steeleye Span) and many more.
Reissue of this great, political, folk album from the early 70's, one of the very first releases on John Peel's Dandelion label. The original fourteen track album has been expanded with nine songs, including a five song suite recorded in 1975 for an unreleased album.
Emmylou Harris - Songbird: Rare Tracks And Forgotten Gems. 4 CD + DVD. (Label: Rhino / Cinram, Cat.No: 8122799690)
Career-spanning rarities & favourites from the Legendary 12 x Grammy winning artist, who personally selected every track. Features previously unreleased material, duets with a host of stars, live cuts, demos, videos and more. Disc One: highlights include an unissued alternate version of "Clocks" from the rare 1970 solo debut Gliding Bird, plus two seminal tracks with Gram Parsons. Disc Two: tracks from the live masterpiece At The Ryman and the pivotal 1995 album Wrecking Ball. Disc Three: unreleased outtakes from the Trio sessions with Parton & Ronstadt and tracks from Return Of The Grievous Angel. Disc Four: tracks recorded with Mark Knopfler, George Jones and cuts from her soundtrack work. DVD: featues Whistle Test Sessions, live tracks and promo videos.
Judy Collins - All On A Wintry Night. CD. (Label: WILDFLOWER / RYKODISC / ADA /, Cat.No: WFL1297)
A collection of treasured holiday songs, All On A Wintry Night includes Judy Collins' versions of holiday favourites as well as several of her own-holiday inspired compositions. All On A Wintry Night takes the listener on a journey through a very special time in Judy's life, the celebration of Christmas. Fourteen tracks, including: "Song For Sarajevo (I Dream of Peace)", "A Christmas Carol", "Away In A Manger" and " The Wexford Carol."