Reinventing Richard: The Songs Of Richard Farina


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Folk, Singer Songwriter
September 11, 2015

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Plainsong have reconvened to commemorate Richard Fariña - one of the very finest mid-sixties songwriters.

Richard Fariña (March 8, 1937 - April 30, 1966) - confidante of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Thomas Pynchon - was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident fifty years ago. He is largely remembered for two magical albums recorded with Mimi (younger sister of Joan Baez) which helped to create folk-rock, 'Celebrations for a Grey Day' (1965) chosen by Robert Shelton of the New York Times as one of the ten best folk albums of the year, and 'Reflections in a Crystal Wind' (1965).

Fariña's debut novel 'Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me' was published in 1966.

Plainsong - founded by Iain Matthews and Andy Roberts in 1972 - have championed Fariña's songwriting since the group's inception. With Reinventing Richard they have produced a classic album that imagines how his songs might have sounded, if written and first recorded in a 21st century electro/acoustic setting.

Includes 'Sombre Winds' - a previously unrecorded Fariña composition.

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Catalogue number FLED3098
Barcode 5020393309820
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 64g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 9mm x 126mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. The Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood - Prelude 02:16
2. Pack Up Your Sorrows 04:51
3. Sell-Out Agitation Waltz 03:31
4. One Way Ticket 04:29
5. Another Country 04:25
6. Lemonade Lady 02:34
7. Mainline Prosperity Blues 04:26
8. The Falcon 03:44
9. Almond Joy 02:29
10. Hard Lovin' Loser 03:37
11. Michael, Andrew And James 05:40
12. Children Of Darkness 04:06
13. Reflections In A Crystal Wind 04:11
14. Sombre Winds 03:34
15. The Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood - Conclusion 02:57