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Best of
Genres: Folk, Rock


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All Artists: Heron
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sfm
Release Date: 8/12/1997
Album Type: Import
Genres: Folk, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5014661024232

CD Reviews

One of the best CD releases of all time.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Heron ( not to be confused with Mike Heron's band of the mid 70's ) must be one of the most overlooked bands in history. If you're a British folk rock fan of the late 60's and early 70's, like myself, then this CD should be an indispensable part of your collection. It is filled with breathtakingly beautiful, alternate-tuned fingerstyle acoustic guitar playing, combined with rich, yet delicately soothing, solo and harmony vocals; folk rock heaven. Their harmonies can also be heard on Mike Cooper's 1970 release "Trout Steel". This best of collection is, indeed, just the tip of the iceberg. I purchased their two albums "Heron" and "Twice as Nice..." at a used record store years ago and they've been favorites of mine ever since. As a matter of fact, I own over a thousand varied musical recordings and those Heron albums ( 19 songs of which are included on the "Best of" CD ) would definitely be included in my top ten list, alongside John Martyn's "Bless the Weather", Nick Drake's boxed set, and the Incredible String Band's "Wee Tam and the Big Huge". For years I've been trying to find other recordings which feature Heron's Roy Apps and Gerald Moore, but my search has proved unsuccessful. Come on guys, get back together and record something. You were one of the best bands of all time."
Heron - Britains best kept secret
wwwmartin | Crewe,Cheshire England | 06/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a CD full of haunting melodies. This was mostly recorded outside, at a farm in Black Dog (a little village in Devon, England)in the early seventies. You can hear birds singing and the wind through the trees between many of the tracks. "Yellow Roses" is one of my favourite tracks - though the complete album is so relaxing that it is perhaps unfair to pick out individual tracks. Heron have returned to Black Dog recently, and recorded again! ...."