Monday, December 11, 2006

Nutshell

"In Your Eyes" 1976

Record seller:
This is a fantastic copy of the LP 'In Your Eyes' by Nutshell on the UK Myrrh label. It's a great folk psych offering with some religious overtones. The female vocals are beautiful and the musicianship is superb.

Freak Emporium:
Nutshell is a trio folk group similar to Parchment, Tantalus, The Johnstons and Mr. Fox. One of the good example of the British folky sounds in the 70s.

One-way.org:
A British folk group whose music revolved around the song writing talents of Paul Field. On this first album Pam May and Heather Barlow round out the trio whose most obvious parallel is the American trio 2nd Chapter of Acts.

01. Snowball
02. Heaven Only Knows
03. Tell Me That The Sun Will Shine Again
04. In Youe Eyes
05. Jesus Is Forever
06. Stony Ground
07. Butterfly
08. Most Unusual Love
09. Today
10. Living Joy
11. Black Notes White
12. Redeemed


"Flyaway" 1977

A second album "Flyaway" is the best album among 3 others, continues in the vein of mellow folk songs. The songs "Moonlight" and title track "Flyaway" are exceptional.

01. Walking Into The Wind
02. Sara
03. Moonlight
04. Conversation Pieces
05. Flyaway
06. Feel Like A River
07. Safe And Sound
08. For Each Other
09. Bedsitter And Sometimes

11 Comments:

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12 December, 2006 01:18  
Blogger newelectricmuse said...

Yet another use of the word "psych" by a record seller to try to lure customers. They're nothing at all like Mr Fox - in fact (in folk terms) about as far from Mr Fox as you can get! While Mr Fox are dark and disturbing, Nutshell are, as one of the reviews says, mellow folk.
Newelectricmuse

12 December, 2006 05:23  
Blogger mark griffey said...

Did anyone else notice that the song "Sara" features the exact same chords as the Twin Peaks song. In fact, I'd go so far to say that the Twin Peaks song is a direct ripoff! Nutshell should sue.

14 December, 2006 01:06  
Blogger ratatoskyr said...

Umm, you know what? I'm with Newelectricmuse. I don't get it. I gave it a listen after the comparisons with groups like Mr. Fox. It's just not there. Not psych-folk at all.

Nor is Nutshell, I would add, a "must-have," not unless one is interested in folk-pop Christian music (which I admit I am not).

15 December, 2006 06:17  
Anonymous Chas Cancer said...

Newelectricmuse: 'record seller'? 'Customers'? How much were you charged to download this, then? Mr Fox aren't all that psych anyway.

02 July, 2007 09:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks. I have one of these on vinyl.

28 July, 2007 20:52  
Blogger UK folk junkie said...

Top notch UK christian folk.

11 August, 2007 03:06  
Anonymous arbor said...

don't know why I took so long to check this out...In your eyes is seriously an awesome album...can't wait to listen to Flyaway, thanks lizardson for this

11 February, 2008 11:14  
Anonymous arbor said...

anyone else notice that "Feel like a River" on Flyaway seems to break up a lot in the middle of the track? Could this be an error in my download or is that just the rip? Thanks again the album is excellent

14 February, 2008 23:23  
OpenID smudge77 said...

thanks, my husband has a Paul Field album on vinyl, which is quite good, so will be interested to hear these.

29 March, 2009 22:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul Field has both of these Nutshell albums available on his website. Please support the artist! www.paulfield.com

13 April, 2009 05:56  

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