We continue our occasional series reappraising a selection of our favourite 1971 albums in greater detail. This time, we have a new close look at the album many saw as the First Folk Rock Opera: Fairport Convention’s Babbacombe Lee.
John has been a music obsessive since he first heard 'Love Me Do' seeping out of the family radio in 1962. he spent a career in the rail industry before turning back to his first love of music. He plays bass guitar and melodeon, loves folk/rock and lives in Warwick.
Flawless concert recording and a genuine time capsule for those of us who were there when Frank Zappa hit Manchester in 1979
Gentle songs for the coming summer from transplanted Englishman, Steve Robinson on the Swallowing The Sun album.
The Field Songs of Jamaica brought to vibrant life by Edward II.
The authentic sound of 1930s Chicago, via Groningen, NL and on the debut album from Them Dirty Dimes.
Steely, soulful rejections of social injustice from Israel Nash
Soul Power ’68 is a genuine time capsule packed with 42 gems from Rocksteady’s Golden Year of ’68.
Rousing songs of booze and rebellion from reinvigorated Aussie Celtic punks The Rumjacks on their new album, Hestia.
Second solo outing for Winnipeg’s “Laidback Springsteen”, Ariel Posen.
Simmering, shimmering and shivering guitar from the German guitar maestro Zed Marshall on his Route 69 album.
When The Day Leaves by Valley Maker offers contemplative songs to rebalance the uncertainty of our times
Collected songs of contentment from the career of Bridport songwriter, Peter James Millson.
Long-lost live recording of the John Renbourn Group resurfaces to charm new listeners and long standing fans alike.
Engaging… Unsettling… Otherworldly… An intimate collection from Lower East Side Manhattan and Eamon O’Leary.
Dave Cousins and Co find a productive use for lockdown with a brand new Strawbs album.