- Audio CD (July 27, 1999)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Topic Records
- ASIN: B00000JKEX
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #672,449 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Folk Roots New Routes
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For the most part, this is an album of British folk tunes, save a few exceptions. Fans of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Pentangle, Martin Carthy and other major forces in the 60's British folk revival will find a number of familiar folk tunes ("Reynardine," "Hares on the Mountain," "Love is Pleasin'") as well as some that are a bit more obscure. It's pretty clear that this album was an inspirational force in that fledgling folk renaissance (before the real British folk-rock boom that blossomed in the late 60's/early 70's).Read more ›
It's a treat to hear Shirley's interpretations of these old English and American folk tunes , but the real revelation is Davy Graham's exquisite and inventive acoustic playing . He brings these songs to life with his incredibly fluent guitar picking , spicing them up with jazz influences , and sounds from the east .
This album was an important catalyst in spawning the folk revival in England , and inspired bands like Fairport Convention , but that aside , it should also be remembered as a sublime showcase for the art of acoustic guitar playing .
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This review is for the Fledg'ling release, remastered by Denis Blackman. CD comes with "Made in England" sticker on the package. Read morePublished 22 months ago by cj
Great record ! I have the Davy Graham Folk and Blues album which is just splendid ! Great playing on this record by Davy and great trad English folk singing from Shirley Collins! Read morePublished on August 16, 2010 by daniel sorentino