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5.0 out of 5 stars What a gem!, 10 Mar. 2007
This review is from: Penguin Eggs (Audio CD)
I stumbled across Nic Jones purely by accident when Stuart Maconie played Canadee-i-o on his Saturday afternoon slot on BBC2. Not someone who would normally classify himself as enjoying folk music (I'm a Rush fan for goodness sake), I took the chance and bought this album on the basis of just hearing the one track. I have not been disappointed; the album has had me hooked like no other in a long time. The melodies are haunting, Messr Jones' guitar work exceptional and I have found myself humming the tunes non-stop. A few tracks have some dodgy backing vocals and the recorder descants on one song (old pot stove) remind me of my school's music festival, but this only adds to the album's appeal.

If, like me, your music tastes are becoming more eclectic as you get older and you want to try folk, start with this album. If you buy no other, this is the one to buy. I cannot recommend it strongly enough. Please don't tell my friends though - oh the shame. I'll be joining CAMRA next and putting a finger in my ear to hum along to '2112'!
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Initial post: 29 Jul 2012 14:26:21 BDT
R. Pievaitis says:
hey my good friend-don,t worry i love folk as much as rush or led zep or zappa !
since i grew out of listening solely to heavy music in the hair metal days of the horrible 80,s and realised that there was so much to music than les pauls and marshalls turned up to 11 (lol) i have come across so much other "heavy " music even in the folk field.
try any of the pentangle albums esp cruel sister for heaviness-you do not need drums and marshalls to be "heavy".try some peter hammill for example-his black box album from 1980 is so "heavy" that it cracks the floor yet no riffs to speak of-just very difficult lyrics and such intense delivery and playing you do not need the usual attributes for good music.
another more recent example of good heavy music is the recent trilogy of releases that interlink from opeth,steven wilson and the duo of wilson and akerfeld called strom corrosion.
all 3 albums are so heavy yet hardly any riffs or drums in the bonham manner-very english early70,s style folk type albums-yet for the acclimatised ear -so dam fine too.
try kate rusby too-if you love jones then he was a major influence on kate.love the unquiet grave on her debut album-spooky stuff indeed !
hope this helps !plus i love clockwork angels too !?!?!
richard p.
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