Sunday, October 15, 2006

Spriguns "Time Will Pass" 1977

This is Spriguns' follow-up to Revel Weird and Wild, and it is much more pop-oriented than that 1976 offering. All but one song was composed by lead singer Mandy Morton, and fiddler Tom Ling, who was a full-time member on Revel Weird and Wild, was relegated to guest musician here; so the traditional or folk elements were noticeably reduced. Robert Kirby's lush orchestration adorns three selections in a manner similar to Sandy Denny's Like an Old Fashioned Waltz. Sandy Roberton, who produced Steeleye Span's early folk albums, opted for a more pop and rock sound, as the implementation of electric keyboards and rock guitar demonstrates. This would be the last album for this band under the name Spriguns, but Morton would resurface in 1979 in another folk-leaning recording, Magic Lady, with her revamped band Mandy Morton and Spriguns. ~ Dave Sleger, All Music Guide

6 Comments:

Blogger newelectricmuse said...

Thanks, Lizardson!
Newelectricmuse

15 October, 2006 20:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From BRzzil, I SWare: CAn you post more albuns this band???? Boys of the lough are welcome too.
MAny Tnx.
CArlos

16 October, 2006 02:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!!Your site really sucks!!

16 October, 2006 03:02  
Blogger Lizardson said...

I don't remember, but following titles are already posted at other blog sites.
Mandy Morton And Spriguns - 1978 - Magic Lady
Spriguns - 1976 - Revel Weird And Wild
Spriguns Of Tolgus - 1973 - Jack With A Feather

16 October, 2006 03:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could you re-post the sprigun's and Mandy Morton's albums?
Thanks in advance old97s

16 January, 2007 17:05  
Blogger UK folk junkie said...

The tinge of sadness in many of these songs almost make me cry.

10 June, 2007 10:45  

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