Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Bridget St John|
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Bridget St. John was one of the first acts to be signed to John Peel's Dandelion Record label, in 1969. In 1974, Bridget signed to Chrysalis Records and released her 4th album, Jumblequeen. This was a great folk-rock ... more »
Bridget St. John was one of the first acts to be signed to John Peel's Dandelion Record label, in 1969. In 1974, Bridget signed to Chrysalis Records and released her 4th album, Jumblequeen. This was a great folk-rock album, produced by Leo Lyons of the band Ten Years After. The album includes support from excellent musicians including the folk guitarist Stefan Grossman, Chick Churchill (Ten Years After) and Mike Giles (King Crimson). It also features harmony vocals from Beverley Martin. This CD is now reissued in agreement with Bridget St John, and it includes three previously unreleased bonus tracks, recorded in 1975. 'Bumper To Bumper' features Famous Jug Band guitarist Pete Berryman and 'Grow' has Ron Geesin on piano. This special 'digi-pack' format has an accompanying CD booklet which includes full lyrics to every track, extensive liner notes, period photographs & reproductions of the original LP sleeves.
One of the greatest albums of all time!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The great John Peel (undisputedly the foremost discoverer of new musical talent in the UK) almost incessantly bombarded his radio audience with this woman's extraordinary voice in the seventies, and quite rightly too! Quintessentially English, with a tendancy toward the mystical; a breathy, haunting, flute-like quality to the singing, a strange and startling combination of innocence and wisdom in the lyrics. If devotees of June Tabor or Sandy Denny wish to see if their Heroines had any peers, they had better listen to this album a few times. The accompaniments, surprisingly, have hardly dated (except perhaps the 'bonus tracks' on the CD which were not on the original vinyl, and need to considered separately, but, although they aren't, in my view, up to the standard of the rest of the album, are still worth hearing). The power of some of the material, like the title track, is simply staggering! The magical voice, the evocative words, the seductive melody all come togeth! er in an overwhelming emotional rush. Devastating!"