Dienstag, 28. Februar 2017

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick - But Two Came By... (1968)

Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick continue their bold and virtuosic transformation of traditional songs and melodies on this 1968 set, adding a memorable treatment of Sidney Carter’s Lord of the Dance.

Fans of Fairport Convention or Steeleye Span will find the clean, stripped down, spirited performances here a revelation: The beautiful, original "Lord of the Dance" (which transforms the Shaker hymn "Simple Gifts" into something wonderful in its own right), a delightfully ominous reading of "The White Hare," a lively "Banks of Sweet Primroses" (which, in various forms, became part of the repertories of numerous folk-rock revival bands), and, most impressive of all, a dazzling rendition of "Jack Orion." Carthy's voice (featured acapella on the beautiful "Creeping Jane" and the ominous "Lord Lankin") is a very fine instrument, he gets a surprisingly rich sound from his single guitar, and Swarbrick's violin is all the support he really needs. And lest anyone doubt that this record was done during England's flower-power era, check out the acoustic psychedelic-folk version of Leon Rosselson's "Brass Band Music."        

Tracklist:

Ship In Distress
Banks Of Sweet Primroses
Jack Orion
Matt Hyland
White Hare
Lord Of The Dance
Poor Murdered Woman
Creeping Jane
Streets Of Forbes
Long Lankin
Brass Band Music
 
  
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick - But Two Came By... (1968)  
(320 kbps, cover art included)

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