Gryphon Original recording remastered, Import
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The music is a bit medieval, a bit renaissance, and a bit early '70s British Folk, like some Fairport or Strawbs (particularly the song "Witchwood"). This is one of my favorite albums of all time and I recommend it to anyone looking for something interesting or unique with an early music flavor.
This is their debut album, and the musicianship is fine throughout. Kemp's jig has never sounded so ballsy.
This band rolled with the punches and created a suite for the RSC (Magic Mushrumps_ a rock/pop transitional album and finally morphed into a prog rock unit.
Each of their incarnations is worth hearing, and if you look for faithful renditions of Renaissance material, check out Richard Harvey's solo albums. Harvey's dad is possibly responsible for the resurgence of the recorder as a musical instrument.
This will not appeal to early music purists. For example, on "Esptampie", you'll hear Brian Gulland slip in "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "Chattanooga Choo-Choo", just to show the not so serious side of the group (any early music purist would cringe at that as badly as folk purists did when Bob Dylan went electric during the 1965 Newport Folk Festival). I got a kick off it.Read more ›
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One of my favorite groups over the past 25 years. Great to have this on CD.Published 23 months ago by James H. Johnson
I had dipped a toe into this kind of music with a couple of Circulus albums, which I love, but this CD is the absolute motherlode. Read morePublished on March 14, 2014 by D A B