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I started this Sat. morning with Roberta Flacks "First Take". Was there ever a debut album with two more beautiful songs in a row than the start of side 2, "Hey that's no way to say goodbye"followed by "First Time I Ever Saw Your Face"?
Well, maybe. Next was Emmy Lou's "Pieces of the Sky" that has "Boulder To Birmingham" followed by "Pieces Of The Sky".
Next up was a Roseanne Cash Interview disc with all the songs from her Right or Wrong album and her take on them. Another beautiful voice.
Lastly I just started the eight sided box set from Sandy Denny "Who Knows Where The Time Goes".
All above on vinyl. I love having the house to myself
"Sweet Child, released in 1968, at the peak of Pentangle's career, is probably the most representative of their work. A sprawling two-record set, half recorded in the studio and half live at the Royal Festival Hall, showcases just how versatile Pentangle was in their unique brand of English folk, jazz, Celtic, blues, and pop styles. Some of the live covers are easily their finest performances. Furry Lewis' "Turn Your Money Green," sung by the delightful Jacqui McShee, swings sweetly, buttressed of course by John Renbourn and Bert Jansch's guitar tapestry. Charlie Mingus' "Haitian Flight Song" features a great solo by bassist Danny Thompson, who was easily one of the finest musicians to grace the instrument. The studio tracks are uniformly excellent as well, especially "The Time Has Come," which turns waltz time inside out. McShee, Renbourn, and Jansch all turn in career performances on this track. But these examples merely scratch the surface of Pentangle's peak. In all, Sweet Child is an awesome and delightful collection, and probably their finest hour."
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