Monday, August 7, 2017

Smiled Down On Me

Gone the clouds, as this is the reissue of the year as far as I'm concerned. Trust me on this: you really need this 1972 Britfolk masterpiece by Lal & Mike Waterson in your lives. Featuring Richard Thompson, Martin Carthy, Maddy Prior and Dave Mattacks amongst others, Bright Phoebus was rather misunderstood by the tradfolk mafia when it came out and soon faded into obscurity, but slowly but surely turned into a holy grail of sorts over the years. Now it's finally here in remastered glory on Domino records, coupled with a fine fine bonus disc with demos from '71. Don't miss out.

Lal & Mike Waterson - Bright Phoebus
Lal & Mike Waterson -  One Of These Days ('71 demo)


The Swede said...

One of the highlights of my year and no mistake.

Private Beach said...

This is perhaps the crown jewel of the vast treasure trove of classic folk on the Leader and Trailer labels which has too long been inexplicably languishing in the vaults. Now perhaps there is hope of other reissues from the likes of Nic Jones, the Dransfields, and Tony Rose.

Ramone666 said...

Here's hoping indeed!