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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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