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Number 240

Forest - Forest (Harvest SHVL 760) Forest was formed in the northern town of Grimsby in Lincolnshire in 1966 by brothers Martin and Adrian Welham, along with their school friend Dez Allenby, under the name The Foresters of Walesby. Initially, the band set out as an unaccompanied traditional folk...

Number 239

Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey (Warner Brothers K 46114) Around about the time of the release of Van Morrison's fifth LP in 1971, I was busy wearing out my copy of the Warner Brothers sampler LP Fruity, which was memorable for having a circular sleeve. The LP included such Warner Brothers signings as...

Number 238

David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name (Atlantic K40320) David Crosby's debut solo LP If Only I Could Remember My Name was released in the wake of the hugely popular album Déjà vu album by his then band, Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Each of the four musicians released solo albums almost...

Number 237

Luther Grosvenor - Under Open Skies (Island ILPS9168) A few weeks ago I was on Doncaster Market looking through a few boxes of second hand LPs and the store owner was chatting to a couple of customers. One of the customers said to the other "you look like you've been out on a bender" to which the...

Number 236

Capability Brown - From Scratch (Charisma CAS1056) I discovered Capability Brown, the band not the gardener, on a Charisma Sampler album The Charisma Disturbance in 1973. Like most bands I discovered in the early 1970s, they usually popped up on a sampler LP first. The British Progressive Rock band...

Number 235

Magna Carta - Magna Carta (Mercury 201665MCL) Magna Carta was founded by a fellow Yorkshireman in 1969, Chris Simpson, who still leads the band to this day. Their gentle acoustic sound straddled the boundaries of acoustic folk and progressive rock at a time when just about anything being created...

Number 234

Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill (ABC ABCL 5024) I must say that I never fully climbed aboard the Steely Dan train during the 1970s, and I admit there are still albums out there that I've not heard to this day. I'm not quite sure why this is, as I really enjoyed this, their 1972 debut. I seem to...

Number 233

Jeff Beck - Wired (Epic EPC86012) By the time Jeff Beck came to release his first solo album in 1975, the young London guitarist was already a household name, having enjoyed success with The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert and Appice. A busy career it has to be said and with one...

Number 232

Glencoe - Glencoe (Epic S EPC 65207) The Top Rank on Silver Street in Doncaster had two entirely different identities in the late 1960s and early 1970s, three if you count the teenybopper Saturday morning extravaganza known as the Saturday Morning Dance Club, where you could hear some of the most...

Number 231

Maddy Prior and June Tabor - Silly Sisters (Chrysalis 1101) I first came across Maddy Prior and June Tabor's collaborative LP Silly Sisters in the Sound and Vision department of Doncaster Central Library in the mid 1980s, a good ten years after the LP was first released. Folk music of this kind...

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