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Thread #73487   Message #1333279
Posted By: GUEST,Henrik
20-Nov-04 - 01:55 AM
Thread Name: Ralph McTell own website
Subject: RE: Ralph McTell own website
To Eric the Streetsinger :o)

"I'll be visiting his site this afternoon! Thanks for the info.
I've been a fan of Mr. Mactell for a long time- been singing
"Streets of London", "Mr. Connaughton" and "Summer Girls" for many
years. I've never had the opportunity to see him live, more's the
pity!" !?!?!??!???!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!

Speaking as one guitar player to another : You just HAVE to see
and hear him, Eric ! No buts !!! Even if it's the last thing you do .... *LOL* Take my word for it !

I have just seen and HEARD him 3 times in one week
here in Denmark, and I am still gobsmacked and have his
wonderful songs running around my "poor" head constantly.
An amazing guitar virtuoso with a fantastic voice and an incredible
fireworks of beautiful songs performed in a warm, cosy and very amusing atmosphere.

If you don't know "Hands of Joseph" (My personal top favourite),
"A Feather Fell", "Nettle Wine", "Girl from the Hiring Fair",
"Lost Boys" ( A new great one !!!), "Arthur Blake", "slip Shot Tap
Room Dance / Soho"(about Dylan Thomas), "From CLare to Here", "After Rain", "Peppers & Tomatoes", "Jesus Wept", "Red & Gold", "I'll Keep This With MINE", "Saucers" and many, many, many more .... you have "missed out", and you have a lot to look forward to. So at least there is something good in this ;o)

at The Folk Corporation Forum, if you want to read my not quite unbiased reports from and reviews of those 3 concerts in Denmark in late October 2004.

If you want an impression of his newer songs/ work ( + some old songs) and his development as an artist, try the great live albums "Travelling Man" (2*CD) and "Songs for Six Strings II". The fantastic live album "Ralph,(Royal) Albert (Hall) & Sydney (Opera House)" from 1976 is SfSS I. They are (now) all on the label Leola Music. In my opinion he is always at his best live. However "Sand in the Shoes", "Red Sky" and "National Treasure" are good studio albums of later years.