Archive for October, 2010

PANIC GRASS & FEVER FEW NOW ON VINYL

Our friends at Six Spices in Holland have produced a deluxe 180gm vinyl edition of IAN KING‘s splendid PANIC GRASS & FEVER FEW album. The LP will be released on 21st November (6S 229009). We have a limited number of copies available for mail order sale.

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SHIRLEY COLLINS ~ Sweet ENGLAND FLED 3080

Fledg’ling Records are very proud to present a carefully re-mastered edition of this classic recording from the infancy of the mid-twentieth century British folk revival. Guest musicians are Guy Carawan, Ralph Rinzler and John Hasted. Sweet England is a stunning collection of British and American traditional song, capturing a turning moment in the English folk song revival of the 1950’s.

Sweet England, along with its sister album False True Lovers, was recorded in the spring of 1958 when I was twenty-two years old. I had been living for the previous two years in London with Alan Lomax, the American folklorist, working for him as editorial assistant on his book The Folk Songs of North America and on his field recordings from America, Great Britain, Italy and Spain. The tracks that make up these two albums were recorded by Peter Kennedy and Alan in two days at Peter’s home ‘studio’ in Belsize Park.

English traditional music, at its best, expresses and provides everything in song that I need and feel, both musically and emotionally. Sweet England represents the first shaky steps of a journey that I have been on all my life, and that, happily, I still am.” – Shirley Collins from the new sleeve-notes.

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: SHIRLEY COLLINS : Sweet England PDF

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