Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Gordon Bok, Ann Mayo Muir, Ed Trickett|
The First Fifteen Years: Volume 1
When we started singing together in 1974, it was perhaps more of an experiment than a commitment. We'd known each other for quite a while by then, but we had separate musical lives. Since then we've toured and recorded reg... more »
When we started singing together in 1974, it was perhaps more of an experiment than a commitment. We'd known each other for quite a while by then, but we had separate musical lives. Since then we've toured and recorded regularly, if not frequently. Every year in one way or another more music comes our way, and we've continued to craft it to our liking and pass it on. During our first fifteen years we recorded six albums available on record (remember them?) and cassette. With our seventh - And So Will We Yet - we acquiesced to the present and issued it as a CD in addition to cassette.We have often in recent times thought about putting together a collection from those first six recordings covering our first fifteen years together. This collection includes most of our favorites from that time. We started out with one CD in mind, but couldn't make the hard choices. Our musical collaboration has been a wonderful mixture of art, friendship, and indulgence. For all our friends who have supported and nurtured us as our adventure has unfolded, a heartfelt thanks. Let the experiment continue!G.B.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Since I first heard this group on A Prairie Home Companion many years ago I was hooked. This CD has no bad tracks. Every song is a jewel and I never get tired of listening to it. The voices of this trio blend so beautifully together. Gordon Bok has a voice that is so perfect. It is hard to decide which is better - him alone or with Muir and Trickett. I recommend this CD to everybody, young or old."
C. H Smith | Bowling Green, Kentucky United States | 02/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Gordon Bok, Ann Mayo Muir and Ed Trickett all have had successful individual careers (especially Bok, who is perhaps New England's foremost regional singer/storyteller/guitarist), but they have been best known as this collective for many years. Trickett plays acoustic guitar and hammered dulcimer and Bok a deep-throated twelve-string, and all have strong and complementary singing voices. The material is core "gentle folk music," with input from both traditional and contemporary original sources (e.g., Bok, David Mallett, Eric Bogle & Archie Fisher). This is truly lovely stuff, and heartily recommended to anyone for those times by the fireplace on a Sunday winter's morning, cup of coffee in hand."
Classic compilation including much of their important work
steve-xwzx | Nerstrand, MN USA | 09/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Those of you familiar with this trio's recordings will recognize many of the songs from earlier LPs, all now out of print, and none ever issued in CD form. This compilation, along with its companion volume (sold separately) together contain many of Bok, Trickett, & Muir's best and most timeless recordings.The recordings themselves date from the 1970s. The crisp, controlled harmony of the three singers is a delight to the ear, and the poetic lyrics are a joy to listen to as well as having deeper meaning. The instrumental work ranges from adequate to inspired with some hammered dulcimer and flute solos being particularly memorable.The only real fault in this collection is that a few songs, including some title tracks, appear to have been omitted deliberately despite their appeal to listeners. The missing songs are more firmly rooted in the era when they were recorded, which may have been the rationale for their exclusion."