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Time Is Ripe

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Time Is Ripe
Time Is Ripe


First ever re-issue of early 1970s material. 'Psych folk' singer/ songwriter/ guitarist tracks made for the ultra-collectable Village Thing label, marking its 40th anniversary. In 1969, country blues singer/ guitarist Ian A. Anderson took a left swerve into what now gets called psych folk or acid folk heavy, science-fiction and fantasy influenced songs and acoustic guitar instrumentals releasing three albums on the cult 'alternative folk' label Village Thing. Four years later he returned to roots music, locking away the masters and refusing all pleas to let them out again until now. With 2010 marking the 40th anniversary of Village Thing, a spate of books on the music and the era, and high prices being paid for old vinyl copies, here's the pick of those VT years, remastered from the original tapes, with three previously unreleased tracks. Arrangements span from solo acoustic guitar to full blown band, recorded at legendary Rockfield studios with a line-up including drummer Pique Withers, who went on to power the original Dire Straits.


  1. Name
  2. Time Is Ripe
  3. One More Chance
  4. Marie Celeste On Down
  5. Hey Space Pilot
  6. Mr Cornelius
  7. A Sign Of The Times
  8. Policeman's Ball
  9. The Western Wind
  10. Goblets & Elms (a)
  11. The Maker, The Man In The High Castle, The Last Conjuring
  12. Number 61
  13. Silent Night No.2
  14. The Survivor
  15. Shirley Temple Meets Hawkwind
  16. Hero
  17. The Worm
  18. Edges
  19. Paint It, Black
  20. Please Readjust Your Time
  21. Baby Let Me Dance With You
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