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  • Audio CD (14 Jun. 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: BGO
  • ASIN: B0001ZXMK4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,075 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Pavan
  2. St. Crispins Day
  3. Spring Season
  4. Willowood
  5. Evensong
  6. Queen Of Scots
  7. The Ploughman
  8. Old Moot Hall
  9. Lady Marion's Galliard
  10. Under The Greenwood Tree
  11. Anthem
  12. Fantasia Lindum Prelude And Theme
  13. Toye
  14. Safety In God Alone
  15. Two Dances: Almaine/Bransle "For My Lady's Delight"
  16. Three Seasons Almaine
  17. Siege Of Yaddlethorpe

Product Description

Product Description

First two albums from the Mediaeval Folkies. With added sleevenotes and slip case.

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Blondel have rightly achieved a cult status amongst fans since they were a unique band whose strong melodic style and first rate playing created music with strong echoes of early music and yet with a newness achieved without the use of electric instruments. John Gladwins writing is first rate and Fantasia Lindum in particular sounds as good today as it ever has - as timeless as the cathedral it celebrates. These two albums along with England (which deserves a reissue) form a splendid trilogy. Other reviews on this site show the regard in which Blondel are held by fans - this is their best work and has few equals in its class.
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I think that I saw the guys in 1973 at Trent Poly. (Nottm.) As a prog rock fan, these chaps gave me a whole new musical experience. Gentle, clearly heard music....and not distorted. What a nice change. Lovely themes; with a love for Lincolnshire. "Cathedral's spark....." is such an emotional harmonic segment.
(Dabbing eyes!)

Well, I like it......you try it :-)

Graham
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I first purchased Fantasia Lindum on cassette, I never heard of them before, and only brought it because I liked the front cover and the titles of the songs. It is a great album, played by musicians who can play a vast array of instruments, and play them well. Simple songs, great harmonising, and so nice on the ears.
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I've had these on vinyl since I saw them back in the 70's. I was still singing the songs but had forgotten how good they really were, 'Celestial Light' is classic.
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Takes me back to the early seventies when I saw Amazing Blondel at the old Leeds Poly, but maybe the fact that the musical style harks back to the 17th century has something to do with the nostalgia. Favourite tracks - Celestial Light and Siege of Yaddlethorpe.
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Possibly the progenitors of the craze for rock bands to do the kind of music found on classical labels like Nonesuch were the Rolling Stones.Even before Lady Jane there had been Marianne Faithful's version of Greensleeves and it would carry on with Arthur Greenslade arrangements for some of the Immediate singles.
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
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This really is something else!
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...
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Interesting baroque and medieval slant with the inclusion of instruments like the lute and crumhorn.Still sounds good today and takes me back to the early 70s, when I saw them perform live.
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