Tuesday, October 17, 2006

"Blackthorn" (Irish Folk 1977)

This obscured Irish electric folk rock band has released two excellent albums in 1977 and 1979 on WHM Records and both are now quite sought after in the collectors market. Their first album is full of cover versions of major artists and famous traditional numbers such as "Rick Rack" (Gerry Rafferty), "After The Goldrush" (Neil Young), "That's No Way To Say Goodbye" (Leonard Cohen) and "In A Song" (Jim Croce). It indeed is a beautiful album and truly worth exploring the talented folk bands of the mid/late 70s. Nina Szifris, the band's lead singer is truly a gem. A must for the fans of Fairport Convention, Caedmon, Pentangle and Mellow Candle.
Ian Campbell played Bodhran as a guest musician.

Tracks:
01. Rick Rack
02. Can't Hold A Candle To You
03. After The Goldrush
04. That's Noway To Say Goodbye
05. Blackthorn Instrumental No.1
06. Yellow Haired Laddie
07. Band 'o'shearers
08. Steve Bayes - Lily's Song
09. Owen Hand - My Donal
10. Blackthorn Instrumental No.2
11. In A Song
12. Broom Besoms Incorporating Mrs Mcleods Reel

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Fuzzy Bear said...

Great Album!
Thank you for the consistently UL of superb music!

BTW Do you have their 2nd album?

18 October, 2006 19:09  
Anonymous arbor said...

this is excellent!

10 March, 2007 01:51  
Blogger UK folk junkie said...

The more I listen to this one the more I like it. "My Donal" is cold ice!

16 June, 2007 12:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great LP I was fortunate to pick up an original copy. I would love to hear their second LP but this has eluded me for many years. If anyone can upload or produce a tape (showing my age!) I would be delighted to compensate you for your trouble.

13 November, 2007 09:47  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A nice album. I just rediscovered it when digitalising some old vinyls. I bought it during a live concert in a student pub in Göttingen over 30 years ago. I still lover her voice.

14 February, 2012 04:32  
Blogger elEmme Enzo said...

Unfortunately the link is now dead. Can you re-up it again?

09 September, 2012 13:48  

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