Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Best of the A&M Years
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Pop, Rock
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Is there any sech animule as "progressive folk rock"?
(4 out of 5 stars)
"That's the best description I can come up with to describe Shawn Phillips. All of his material remains of a philosophic bent when just about everyone else who was into that has since conformed to the pop ethos. He sings about leaving a lover who's into head games. He sings about picking up on signs that his lover wants to leave him but is afraid to give him the bad news. He sings about the death of an infant daughter from the father's point of view--grieving over her himself, yet trying to comfort his wife as best he can. That's to name a few--and all this backed up by his own accoustic guitar...and instrumental backing that is consistently interesting without pulling the listener's attention from the song itself. To call him a "singer-songwriter"--well, a lot of folks look back on the singer-songwriter era with scorn. They just never knew about Shawn Phillips, that's all. And to answer another customer's question, he's still in business, with his own website even!"
Excellent compilation for fans hungry for something on CD
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great "best of" CD. Shawn fans have been waiting for years to get his stuff on CD, and now besides this one and Second Contribution, his other A&M albums are now available on CD from Wounded Bird Records. Check out his homepage at shawnphillips.com for the poop. This artist is probably one of the best and most underrated singers from the 70's and he's still going strong, playing clubs from Quebec to Florida and his home state of Texas."
A good album but not the best of Shawn Phillips
MozeeFam@aol.com | Virginia | 02/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm finding no mention of the fantastic FACES album in all these critiques and unfortunately difficult to find in CD format. Better hear it if you don't want to miss Shawn at his best (one of the few vinyl albums I bought twice due to wearing the first one out). Heard him in the mid 70's at a south Louisiana campus. Glad to hear he's still around in concert. Will try his website"