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Fantastic value for money...but you'll soon be spending a fortune on CDs!,
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This review is from: Gather In The Mushrooms (Audio CD)I defy any newcomers to acid folk/prog rock/unclassifiable oddities to listen to "Gather in the Mushrooms" and not be seized by an irresistable urge to buy every album made by these artists. This wonderful compilation introduced me to Forest, Heron, Shelagh Macdonald (I couldn't stop playing "Liz's Song"), Vashti Bunyan, Lesley Duncan (her version of the self-composed "Love Song" knocks spots off the covers by Elton John and Olivia Newton-John), and the bizarre but fascinating Comus. It also includes the most convincing fake folk song ever written, Paul Giovanni's lovely "Corn Riggs" from "The Wicker Man".
Bravo, compiler John Reed and Sanctuary Records!
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Initial post: 2 Mar 2010 13:17:46 GMT
gille liath says:
Not entirely a fake - Burns wrote a song along those lines, though to a different tune.
Posted on 26 Jul 2011 08:02:54 BDT
Lewis Dye says:
How strange. Saw most of these bands in the late 60s and thought little of them then. No one bought the albums. Now I see I was witnessing the birth of acid folk. People say 'you had to have been there'. I was, and I didn't get it then and still don't. Trees were good though. Lovely singer.
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