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A folk masterpiece
on 4 March 2005
This is a great album. The songs are superb and sensitively interpreted, including the French (Pauvre Ruteboeuf) and German (Sagt Mir Wo Die Blumen Sind) ones. The music is archetypal 1960s folk, whilst Satisfied Mind has a bit of a country feel with its lovely mandolin. There are songs by Dylan, Donovan, Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, plus traditionals such as The Wild Mountain Thyme and The River In The Pines.
It is interesting that this kind of music flourished alongside the fast permutations of rock in that innovative decade. This album has always been a sheer pleasure to listen to, and now even more so with the addition of three tracks, of which I like One Too Many Mornings the most.
My other favourites include the magnificent Farewell Angelina, Colours, Satisfied Mind, the German version of Where Have All The Flowers Gone? and A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall. In fact this album is more varied and enjoyable than some of her later "art-song" excursions of the 1980s and early 1990s. If you're looking for great songs well-interpreted, you cannot go wrong with this album. It's a folk classic.