Monday, October 09, 2006

Faraway Folk "Seasonal Man" 1975

British folk trio that released 3 albums in the years from 1972-1975, this one being the best. An excellent example of british underground folk rock with some progressive touches. Like many british folk bands of the 70s they disappeared without much attention.

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Faraway Folk's finest hour (well, 40 minutes anyway). The tracks for this album were assembled with recordings made over a period of 10 months. As studio time was not an issue regarding cost, being as John, etc could use it at anytime for free when it was not in use, it was decided to assemble and release a studio album.

The cover art is by John, who had a disagreement with Tony Waldron over what should be on the front. Tony did not want to have this painting on the front sleeve, and was quite adamant that a photograph, most probably the one that is within the gatefold of the Folk, to be used. However, John stuck to his guns, and in the end got his way, but not entirely. The original painting was quite large, and was to fill the complete 12" x 12" area, but Tony had it reduced somewhat. By the way, in case anyone is wondering, the original painting was thrown out (don't ask) sometime ago!

Important: some examples of this title were mis-pressed. (actually, the first 100). Side 1 or side 2 banding is off-centre, and on playing will be evident, especially as the stylus draws nearer to the end tracks ~ ouch! This fault can be identified by observing the varying width of the run-in at opposite ends. Do not compare the gap between the run-off to label area, as sometimes it is just the label that is not dead centre.

Personnels:
John Turk = guitars (incl. Gibson SR with Fuzz pedal), mandolin, vocal
Adrian Morris = rhythm guitars, harmonica, vocal
Shirley Turk = percussion, vocal
Bryony Smith = bass, banjo, vocal

Tracks:
01. Seasonal Man
02. The Yule Log
03. Coming Back To Brixham
04. Patterned Moon
05. Summer's End
06. Crow On A Cradle
07. Sparrow
08. Portland Town
09. Cherry Tree Carol
10. Bonny Black Hair

Sample pic: click

Download (re-post)

5 Comments:

Anonymous Lord Franklin said...

What a wonderful band.
Many thanks

09 October, 2006 06:08  
Blogger Spider Lady said...

MALE & FEMALE'S COSMIC HARMONY AND
VERY TRADITIONAL BRITISH HEARTSTRINGS IS WHAT I LOVE THEM..
SOOOOO LOVELY BAND.
COVER ART IS BEAUTIFUL, TOO
YELLOW IS NICE COLOR :)

THANKS A LOT.

21 October, 2006 01:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Lizardson,

Would you kindly repost this very promising album? I am greatly enjoying my tour through THTM.

Thanks very much!

FolkPhile

29 April, 2007 20:43  
Blogger UK folk junkie said...

I wish I began listening to this long ago. So warm and friendly. No wonder they were able to make several albums.

31 July, 2007 10:04  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Is there any possibility you could re-post the link? The current link is dead and I would love to hear this album in its entirety. From the snippets I've heard on YouTube, it sounds REALLY good.

24 November, 2013 11:09  

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