英国民谣歌手Barry Dransfield的第一张个人专辑,适合喜欢Sandy Denny,Fairport Convention等英国民谣的朋友,Barry Dransfield大部分时间做着伴奏乐手的工作,提琴是他的强项,这张70年代发行的专辑非常罕见,据说黑胶的原版拷贝在收藏者中已经被炒到了400英镑一张.
This is one lost musical document that lives up to its reputation. Barry Dransfield's first solo album was an extraordinary debut, comprised of inspired original songs, traditional tunes, and some unexpected covers, including a solo folk rendition of Procol Harum's "Broken Barricades" -- it was also one of the rarest folk-style albums of the 1970s, vinyl copies changing hands for ridiculously large amounts of money among collectors in the 30 years after its release. Dransfield is equally adept at solo fiddle playing ("Jigs: Hyde Park Mansions/Irish Jig") and a cappella singing (the first half of the haunting "She's Like a Swallow"), with some lyrical and dexterous acoustic guitars throughout. Dave Swarbrick and Martin Carthy are also along uncredited, but the dominant talent is Dransfield's, his rich expressive voice a haunting instrument in its own right and supported by virtuoso playing and rich yet restrained accompaniment -- it's all worth hearing, from the oldest jigs and reels here to the Brooker/Reid piece, and even one music hall number that he learned from his father, though the best track here is the wry and hauntingly melodic "Robin Hood and the Peddlar." Rather sadly, Dransfield's rippling version of Matt McGinn's "Lots of Little Soldiers," which seemed so relevant in 1972 as an antiwar comment, lost none of its meaning, purpose, or importance in latter years.
02. Be My Friend
03. Jigs: Hyde Park Mansions / Irish Jig
04. She's Like A Swallow
05. Broken Barricades
06. Girl Of Dances
07. Lots Of Little Soldiers
08. Lily's Ballade
09. Reels: The Trip To Derrow / The Traveller / St. Anne's Reel
10. Robin Hood & The Peddlar
11. General Worthington