Evensong & Fantasia Li
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First two albums from the Mediaeval Folkies. With added sleevenotes and slip case.
Top Customer Reviews
Well, I like it......you try it :-)
What the music is rather than anything directly connected to Vivaldi,Bach or Handel is music which is a pastiche of the classical music known as Baroque or even earlier Medieaval.That's how the classical world imagined it would sound like if the original instruments were used and had even found a place in American psychedelia via the Left Banke
While the Fairport Convention were still a rock band there was Steeleye Span who were not as much a pastiche but recording the known of folk songs as found in the Cecil Sharp library.
Going Medieval is still a big thing-hence the Mediaevel Babes, Blackmore's Night and the Sting collection If On A Winters Night
I'd heard about Amazing Blondel, and read about their first two albums, but knowing them is really something else.
Suffice to say, they don't easily fit into any musical-style category of the epoque's folk-rock trends. They just did their own thing in their own way, and as the cover notes suggest, the trio had the good fortune to find a firm benefactor and believer (Chris Blackwell, I believe) at Island Records -what would we have done without them?
Music which you might define as classical anglo-french folk?? Sort of "English country" but not, if you see what I mean.
Whatever the label, the two albums are beautifully crafted, and the lyrics, music, singing and playing all harmonise perfectly. The result is well over an hour of idyllic music that both hippy and straight should find delightful.
My favourite song is "Safety in God Alone"; also "Lincolnshire Lullaby", but I must add that the subject matter of the lyrics is not narrow at all, but all the songs evoke a somewhat pastoral atmosphere pertaining to the slower-paced life of parts of the British Isles in times gone by.
And I understand they're back, so keep tuned...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very much of an era but I think it will grow on me with further listening.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great feeling to go back to that time when I heard Fantasia Lindum with Moira, Sonia & Nigel. Never heard Evensong before what a bonus.Published 21 months ago by Chris Powell
The recipient keeps a wish list on Amazon so it was easy to choose a present wish more friends would keep wish lists makes life easy.Published on 2 April 2013 by The Man from Uncle
This is a reminder of the various eclectic styles of music that abounded in the late 60's early 70's.The tracks weave a whimsical mood that is relaxing and uplifting.Published on 17 Mar. 2013 by spindle
good value and surprised I missed this one first time round in the 70's. I like the interplay with the guitars/lutes.Published on 20 Jan. 2013 by john levey