Strangers In The Room: A Journey Through The British Folk Rock Scene 1967-73

British Folk Rock 1967-1973 – the tip of the iceberg but an interesting and varied collection from the Grapefruit genre anthology series.

And that’s despite the confession of folk brigand Eliza Carthy (Louder Than Words festival interview, Manchester, 2018) that she can’t stand Folk Rock and has never knowingly listened to a Fairport Convention album.

She’ll not be interested then to hear how sixty tracks gather together the familiar with the less so. Songs that you’ll know from the folk tradition and plenty of others which  again, might be less so. If there’s anyone who could lay a claim to knowing all the bands and all the songs then you perhaps deserve a place at the head of the table if not the Eggheads team. Steeleye Span, Ralph McTell Continue reading

Review: Lal and Mike Waterson’s “Bright Phoebus”

Lal and Mike Waterson
Lal and Mike Waterson

ONCE CONSIDERED TOO WEIRD FOR THE FOLKIES, THIS LONG-OUT-OF-PRINT 1972 ALBUM FEATURING ASHLEY HUTCHINGS, MARTIN CARTHY, AND RICHARD THOMPSON IN ADDITION TO WATERSON SIBLINGS IS A LONG-LOST MASTERPIECE.

The long-awaited re-release of Lal and Mike Waterson’s 1972 album Bright Phoebus is nothing short of a major event for fans of British folk music. Domino Records offers an expertly remastered version of the record with a separate disc of demos, including two songs that didn’t make the cut to the final album. Pete Paphides provides extensive liner notes that tell the fascinating story behind the album [. . . ]

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Lal and Mike Waterson: Bright Phoebus 

Lal and Mike Waterson
Lal and Mike Waterson

The long-awaited re-release of Lal and Mike Waterson’s 1972 album Bright Phoebus is nothing short of a major event for fans of British folk music. Domino Records offers an expertly remastered version of the record with a separate disc of demos, including two songs that didn’t make the cut to the final album. Pete Paphides provides extensive liner notes that tell the fascinating story behind the album.

Source: Lal and Mike Waterson: Bright Phoebus | PopMatters