on 28 April 2013
Thank heavens this classic album by The Watersons is still in print in a decent quality CD. This is historically a key album in the 1960s British folk revival, and, historical considerations aside, is one of the finest, most joyous, and most listenable set of folk recordings ever made. Persons with a serious interest in the 1960s folk revival will certainly want this CD, as in fact will anyone who likes wonderful songs and wonderful singing.
on 25 October 2016
I reckon that for those of us who have haunted folk cubs over the years, there isn't anything we need to be told about the Waterson Carthy dynasty nor its stunning and beautiful influence on the love of traditional music.
This set of early songs, songs that, thanks in part to this talented famil have become standards sung in upstairs rooms of pubs the world over and are an absolute joy to hear again. If you haven't heard them, then you can be captivated by the harmonies, the passion and the delivery.
As time has caught up on the likes of Lal and Mike, it is a bittersweet experience listening and knowing that you can no longer pop to a local club and hear them. The next generation is loud and proud though and this dynasty make the love of traditional folk that much nicer.