There is not a lot I can add to prev. reviews. From my perspective a flawless album. If you enjoyed The Merry Bands "A Glint at the Kindling" you will love this. Can`t wait for Amazon to get Robins new album "Love Will Remain" in stock.
Fantastic collection of beautiful, often other-worldly, songs from the greatest living celtic bard, Robin Williamson. Not as groundbreaking as his work with ISB but, more than 30 years after its release, just as satisfying if not more so as it is all his own work. I saw him do some of this live when the album came out on the Flying Fish label in the US and, in my view, Flower of The Briar and Mr Thomas remain some of his very best songs. If you do not know his solo work this is a very good place to start. A hugely satisfying and transportive album which is up there with the very best of British folk
This record is virtually flawless and quite a few Incredible String Band fans rate it as highly as, or even above, the ISB masterpieces of the 60's.
It is a very different proposition , however, with little of the avant-garde about it (other than the 'mixed-media' feel of 'The Forming of Blodeuwedd' from The Mabinogion). Instead there is a consistent and integrated maturity throughout, and every song leaves the impression that it has been honed to perfection : idea, words, musical material, arrangement, singing - all in superb poised balance, nothing excessive, everything articulated and in proportion. Oh, and I almost missed out the most important point : it's achingly beautiful.
Robin is practically the only archetypal Celtic bard left on the planet, so lap it up before he's gone. It doesn't come more authentic or original or stunningly magical than this. This man is a living legend of incomparable virtuosity.
Don't doubt some nice songs but they are very predictable in their themes as mr williamson continues His sincere yearnings for the past nothin wrong with that But its all too predictable for me in the end. I have some Song titles he may like to use. Frosty walks with eileen -if the red leaves were tears -the glass bridge. A ravens prayer- the oak sighs -the dreaming of the ploughboy .tread so lightly . the seed to slight to prosper Need I add more get my drift. Too predictable just my opinion that's all.