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Thread #114709   Message #2452942
Posted By: GUEST,Tom Bliss
29-Sep-08 - 12:14 PM
Thread Name: Fotheringay NEW ALBUM LAUNCH Huddersfld
Subject: RE: Fotheringay NEW ALBUM LAUNCH Huddersfld
And she's sounding wonderful as ever - even doing guide vocals she's smack on every note, and full-on emotionally. And Trevor is in good voice too - though I'm not too sure about the Scottish accent on Eppie Moray - but it's a gripping rendition, one of the best on the album.

A couple of rough patches maybe, but a great album overall. Some people have found Trevor's songs not to taste, but I think they've very well written and very much in the country/folk/rock of the time. I like his singing very much.

A fantastic effort by Jerry to rescue the tapes and finish the job after all these years, and it was actually very moving to hear him talking about those times with Karl. I enjoyed chatting to him and the others too. Though Sandy and Jerry are recognised geniuses, and Trevor was damn good too - I think it's Gerry and Pat who can take the credit for that wonderfully understated yet immensely powerful Fotheringay sound. Banks of The Nile remains the definitive folk rock track - never bettered, and not a 'folk' instrument in earshot.


PS I was stunned to learn that Albert Lee was briefly a member. Crikey, that Sandy knew how to find guitar players!