Thursday, June 29, 2006

Julie Mairs & Chris Stowell ''Soft Sea Blue'' (UK Folk 1977)

They started their collaboration in 1975, with Chris Stowell (was a member of Westwind) on guitar, banjo and saxophone and made this rare British folk album. Julie Mairs has a beautiful voice and Chris is a brilliant songwriter and instrumentalist. Excellent material of UK folk. In places similar to June Tabor.




1. Mendocino (Talk To Me Of)
2. It Doesn't Matter Any More
3. Lovers Cross
4. Another Hotel Room
5. For Free
6. Soft Sea Blue
7. Do You Really Need To Keep On Asking
8. Sweet Sorrows
9. After The Gold Rush
10. The Moon's A Hard Mistress

10 Comments:

Anonymous Bannermike said...

This one is new to me but, like so many albums on your site, I'm sure I will like it. Many thanks.

30 June, 2006 02:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Julie Mairs voice reminds me of Linda Perhacs and sometimes Judee Sill.

08 October, 2006 00:44  
Anonymous bluenorther said...

Above-average folk album.Thanks.

09 November, 2006 22:43  
Anonymous SCION said...

Ack!!!
Dang, another delete-due-to-long-inactivity.

Lizardson, son-of-titans, please repost!!

Thanks

03 January, 2007 22:11  
Blogger sambasteve said...

Brought back many happy memories of my visits to the Cherrytrees Motel Folk Club and my friends from that time. I have recently rediscovered this and other albums on old Cassette tapes and they still sound great.

18 July, 2007 20:11  
Blogger UK folk junkie said...

I love all the stuff from the old Cottage Records label. This is one of the best.

08 September, 2007 11:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She has a beautiful voice. I can see the Judee Sill comparison in some of the song stylings but voice-wise I'd compare her to Priscilla Herdman, as a reference.

The Joni Mitchell cover, For Free, is simply amazing, not just the singing but also Chris Stowell's playing.

An exceptiomal album. Many thanks.

Nick

22 November, 2007 09:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

disco bellissimo, ottima registrazione

grazie

18 December, 2007 23:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

disco bellissimo, ottima registrazione

grazie

18 December, 2007 23:41  
Blogger rodan said...

Great records and great blog ... just that I don´t know how to DL this earlier posts ... where are the DL links ?

25 July, 2009 08:51  

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