The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138935 Message #3208190
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
17-Aug-11 - 10:23 PM
Thread Name: Kipling with the Tradition
Subject: RE: Kipling with the Tradition
Another batch up there just now, bringing it to 17 songs in all. There may be more, depending on time & other commitments.
There is nothing to touch the Bellamy originals. The more I work on these the songs, the more I realise that we're unlikely to see anything approaching that sort of melodic & idiosyncratic musical genius again - certainly not in Folk anyway. As I said in my wee note for The Liner She's A Lady If Peter Bellamy's classic 'power trio' arrangement of this was the mighty Warship, then this humble cover version is most surely a little cargo boat bobbing in its wake.. Actually, that's not such a bad place to be really.