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Number 218

Various Artists - Glastonbury Fayre Festival (Revelation REV1-3) In the early 1970s my main purpose on earth was to scour the second hand record shops in Doncaster looking for interesting LPs. Sometime in the early to mid-1970s, I can't recall precisely when, I discovered a triple LP set in Ken's...

Number 217

Guy Clark - Texas Cookin' (RCA APL1-1944) Guy Clark's second studio album which followed the highly acclaimed Old No1 from the previous year came at the height of what we now know as the outlaw movement in country music. Surrounding himself with a veritable roll call of country luminaries such as...

Number 216

America - America (Warner Brothers K46093) In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the rock world was awash with what we now think of as the West Coast sound with all manner of Buffalo Springfields, Byrds, Crosby Stills Nash and Youngs and the abundance of solo careers that were spawned thereafter and...

Number 215

Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day (Philips 6308 19) During my early years of perusing the LP browsers at Foxes Records in Doncaster in the early 1970s, whilst John Lennon's Power to the People blasted out over the rather primitive shop PA system, I would spend hours flicking through the...

Number 214

Carly Simon - No Secrets (Elektra K42127) It may come as a surprise to find Carly Simon's third LP No Secrets in the Northern Sky Vinyl Junkie series, the LP being a particularly main stream pop album of the early 1970s. At the age of 15, I was already out of school and in work as an apprentice...

Number 213

June Tabor - Airs and Graces (Topic 12TS298) I must confess I didn't immediately take to June Tabor's voice when I first heard it sometime in the mid-1980s, well after the singer released her debut LP in 1976, around the same time June recorded the first Silly Sisters LP with Maddy Prior. I imagine...

Number 212

The Band - Music from Big Pink (Capitol ST 2955) I've never been able to decide what appeals to me most, whether it's the music that The Band made in the late 1960s or the idea of five musicians hanging out together and making music in a pink house in upstate New York. Music From Big Pink was...

Number 211

Fairport Convention - Liege and Lief (Island ILPS 9115) I have to say I was a little too young to witness the beginnings of what we now think of as British Folk Rock by just a couple of years. I boarded the Fairport Convention train at album number 7, with the band's venture into the realms of '...

Number 210

Al Stewart - Past, Present and Future (CBS 65726) Al Stewart's fifth studio album was released in the Autumn of 1973 and showed a different side to the singer/songwriter, who had up to that point demonstrated a much more folk oriented feel. Gone were the furry coats and Kaftans that adorned the...

Number 209

Bert Jansch - LA Turnaround (Charisma CAS 1090) In the mid1980s I had a cassette recording of both A Rare Conundrum and L.A. Turnaround, two Bert Jansch albums released in the early 1970s on the Charisma record label, both albums of which were obtained from a guitarist friend at the time. The two...

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