Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Matthews Southern Comfort

"Matthews' Southern Comfort" 1970

This is a transitional album for Matthews. Having recently exited Fairport Convention, this record pays tribute to that period of his career in both material ("A Castle Far") and in the choice of musicians who back him (many of them from Fairport Convention). At the same time, songs like "A Commercial Proposition" indicate where Matthews is headed on 1971's Later That Same Year. ~ Jim Worbois, All Music Guide

Ian Matthews - vocals
Gerry Conway - drums, congas, tamborine
Ashley Hutchings - bass guitar
Richard Thompson - electric and acoustic guitars
Roger Coulam - piano, hammond organ
Gordon Huntley - pedal steel guitar
Pete Wilsher - fuzz steel guitar on "Colorado springs"
Simon Nicol - electric guitar
Dolly Collins - flute organ on "The castle far"
Pol Palmer - flute
Marc Ellington - finger symbols

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"Second Spring" 1970

With this album, Matthews' Southern Comfort is a real band and, in addition to Matthews, also includes Roger Swallow (ex-Marmalade) and Marc Griffiths (ex-Spooky Tooth). Though there is really nothing that makes this a memorable record, it's still quite a nice record overall. If you already know his work on Elektra, Mooncrest, or even Later That Same Year, it would be well worth your while to search this record out. ~ Jim Worbois, All Music Guide

Ian Matthews - vocal
Carl Barnwell - guitar
Mark Griffiths - lead guitar
Andy Leigh - bass
Ray Duffy - drums
Gordon Huntley - steel guitar
Tom Paley - banjo on "Ballad of Obray Ramsey"
Roger Churchyard - fiddle on "Jinkson Johnson" & "Southern comfort"
Martin Jenkins - mandolin on "Southern comfort"

Sample pic: 1, 2

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you seen this Rapidshare nonsense? I don't know if it's temporary or not, but it seems to be impossible to download stuff without an account.

20 December, 2006 06:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outstanding one...as always!!!!!!!!
Thank you very much again for your fantastic shares here Lizardson!!!

Greetings to you

bobdylan(Frank)

20 December, 2006 06:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GREAT BROTHER E FRIEND LIZARDSON THANKS FROM THAT FANTASTICS ALBUMS OF IAN MATHEWS I DISCOVERED THAT GREAT ARTIST IN YOUR BLOG AND OTHER ARTISTS LIKE ACCOLADE AND MAGNA CARTA.
AND MY LOVE FOR THE GREAT GENIUS DRAKE GROWING.
THANKS FOR EVERYTHING
DISCOVERING YOUR BLOG IN THAT YEAR IS ONE OF MOST FANTASTIC THING HAPPENED FOR MY SOUL E HEART.
GOD BLESS YOU
HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A GOOD VIBRATIONS YEAR
BROTHER TO BROTHER
BROTHER SOUL BRASIL

21 December, 2006 00:26  
Anonymous Raven said...

thanks for 2 good albums

21 December, 2006 08:58  
Anonymous SCION said...

EXCELLENT STUFF !!!

Thanks a lot.

23 December, 2006 04:07  
Anonymous Sam Stone said...

I'm downloading everything from Ian Matthews what I didn't have from you untill today. Thank you so much for all your efforts and reposts!

13 June, 2007 23:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i saw a live clip of matthew's southern comfort that blew me away...i think it was called my front pages (a take on my back pages) and while it was totally beautiful english/byrds style (perfect matthews) it wasn't the dylan song...it was simply amazing. anyone know where it's been recorded on lp? either live or studio?

27 June, 2007 15:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone asked about the "My Front Pages" cover by Matthews Southern Comfort. This is a song by Arlo Guthrie, I think from his _Running Down the Road_ album, or the one before that. Maybe it's a response to the Dylan "My Back Pages," I don't know. The lyrics don't make a lot of sense. But it's a gorgeous melody, and MSC does a terrific job. Which you can find on YouTube. But the poster misspelled "Matthews" as "Mathews" and there's also a posting of MSC's performance of Sylvia Tyson's "Southern Comfort."

11 October, 2007 22:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi I'm Dave, born in 1971 and still loving the music of the late sixties early seventies. Thx for these two albums,it means a lot to me.

06 November, 2010 23:19  

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