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Thread #3186   Message #15523
Posted By: rich r
29-Oct-97 - 10:17 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Darcy Farrell / Darcy Farrow
Subject: RE: LYR.REQ. Darcy Farrell
A really fine recent version of Darcy Farrow appears on Chesapeake's first CD "Rising Tide" (Sugar Hill 3827). The whole arrangement is fresh and exciting (not to say that earlier, simpler renditions were not beautiful). The instrumentation is flawless, the harmony is tight and Moondi Klein's lead vocal really soars. Curiously, that CD contains the song by Gillette & Campbell that was popularized by Ian & Sylvia, plus another song by Campbell "2:10 Train", plus a song by Ian Tyson "Summer Wages". An interesting triangulation, I wonder if it was conscious or just happened. Chesapeake did another Gillette song "Sweet Melinda" on their second CD. that one was also recorded by John Denver some years ago.

I can't listen to or sing the song without remembering standing on the bridge at Lake Tahoe, CA where Truckee River flows out of the lake and begins its journey down to the desert plateaus of Nevada.

rich r