Strangers In The Room: A Journe Through British Folk-Rock (1967-1973) (3CD)

Various Artists

of discs
3
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In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Folk
Label
Cherry Red
Released
March 29, 2019

Format: Compact Disc

£19.79

 

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Description

It's now half-a-century since British folk rock became A Thing, with the early practitioners breaking new ground and inspiring an entire scene that peaked in the late Sixties/early Seventies. Earnest young post-Dylan singer/songwriters moved away from the intimacy of the folk clubs in favour of the nascent college/university circuit. Counter-cultural iconoclasts The Incredible String Band became a seismic influence on a whole raft of bands now categorised as acid-folk, Pentangle's use of acoustic instrumentation within a nominally rock framework attracted many emulators (though arguably no real equals), while Fairport Convention graduated from their initial American West Coast-indebted sound to explore their own country's musical heritage, thus establishing the concept of indigenous English folk rock (a baton that would be picked up by the likes of Ashley Hutchings' post-Fairport venture Steeleye Span and many others).

By the early Seventies, British folk rock had become an extremely marketable commodity. In addition to the aforementioned brand leaders transcending the determinedly parochial folk pages of the UK music weeklies to score Top Ten albums, a second raft of acts - including Alan Hull's Lindisfarne, The Strawbs, the post-Humblebums Gerry Rafferty, Ralph McTell and another Fairport refugee, Iain Matthews - registered huge hit singles..Housed in a clamshell box featuring a lavish forty-page booklet, Strangers In The Room documents that hugely fertile period, when everything was grist to the mill in what quickly became a glorious stylistic melting pot.

As with other Grapefruit genre anthologies, the set features many of the scene's prime movers while taking a broader look at the overall picture with the inclusion of several acts who ploughed a similar musical furrow without the same level of acclaim. These include Hertfordshire-based group Lifeblud, who supported many of the leading bands of the era and recorded no less than three albums of original material.

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Key Value
Catalogue number CRSEGBOX054
Barcode 5013929185401
Number of items 3
Packaging type Clamshell
Imported No
Weight 146g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Stranger In The Room - Michael Chapman -
2. The Blacksmith - Steeleye Span -
3. Dangerous Dave (Alternative Version) - Spirogyra -
4. Murdoch - Trees -
5. Sad Song For Winter - Chimera -
6. Shoeshine Boy - The Humblebums -
7. Martha - Harvey Andrews -
8. Hanging Tree - Oo Bang Jiggly Jang -
9. She's Getting Married In August - Alan James Eastwood -
10. Amongst Anemones - Jade -
11. I Don't Know Why - Knocker Jungle -
12. The Sailor - Robin Scott -
13. Here Comes The Rain - Trader Horne -
14. My Delicate Skin - Dave Cartwright -
15. Almost Liverpool 8 - Mike Hart -
16. Candy Dora - Richmond -
17. Don't Know Why You Bother Child - Gary Farr -
18. 1917 Revolution - Beau -
19. Jesus Was A Carpenter - The Johnstons -
20. We Can Swing Together - Alan Hull -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Woodstock - Matthews Southern Comfort -
2. The Man Who Called Himself Jesus - The Strawbs -
3. As I Roved Out - The Woods Band -
4. Sir Patrick Spens - Fairport Convention -
5. Be Not So Fearful (Demo Version) - Bill Fay -
6. I Loved Her So Long - Unicorn -
7. Sarah In The Isle Of Wight - Al Jones -
8. Song For A Dead Mole - Lea Nicholson & Stan Ellison -
9. There's A Place I Know - Bridget St. John -
10. People Smile With Ghosts In The Land Of Make-Believe - Jeremy Harmer -
11. Pucka-Ri - Urban Clearway -
12. Scranky Black Farmer - C.O.B. -
13. Lady Of St. Clare - Daylight -
14. Love Has Gone - Mary-Anne -
15. Time Machine - Mick Softley -
16. Fleance - Third Ear Band -
17. Morning Glow - Storyteller -
18. Riverboat - Dando Shaft -
19. What I Am - Fresh Maggots -
20. Like A Rolling Stone - Canticle -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Queen Of The Moonlight World - Andy Roberts -
2. The Cuckoo - The Pentangle -
3. Little Woman - Mr. Fox -
4. Father Forgive Them - Ralph Mctell -
5. Just As The Tide Was A Flowing - Shirley Collins & The Albion Country Band -
6. Oh Did I Love A Dream - Incredible String Band -
7. Strange Days - Paper Bubble -
8. Dahlia - Paul Brett's Sage -
9. Your Lovely Ways (Part One) - Mike Cooper -
10. River Of Fortune - Heron -
11. Beverley Market Meeting - Jude -
12. All In A Dream - Steve Tilston -
13. Carry Me - Prelude -
14. City Girl - Joan Armatrading -
15. Furniture - Horslips -
16. Who Cares - Gerry Rafferty -
17. Young Waters - Jsd Band -
18. September - 9.30 Fly -
19. Waxing Of The Moon - Lifeblud -
20. Who Knows Where The Time Goes - Sandy Denny -