Friday, February 09, 2007

Clive Palmer "All Roads Lead To Land" 2004

One thing about Clive Palmer -- he never fails to satisfy and surprise. A founding member of the Incredible String Band, and steeped in the ways of his native Scottish music, as well as that of his adopted home, France, he's always taken his music in strange directions. On this disc, for example, he ranges from playing Breton pipes on "Breigh," derived from a traditional song, to an instrumental version of the standard "Embraceable You." Along the way he covers almost every base in between, be it banjo on "Big City Blues," an iconoclastic love song with "Sands of Time," a chance to revisit his own "Paris" (in the company of saxophonist Peter Stacey and others), and even a trip through "Linden Lea," by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Palmer's banjo gets a fair workout in his unique style, and former bandmate Robin Williamson drops by to add a little fiddle. Handily falling outside any conventional genre, this is a garden of wonderful, sometimes strange delights. ~ Chris Nickson, All Music Guide

4 Comments:

Anonymous brandi said...

thank you! I'm looking forward to hearing this. COB is an all time favorite.

10 February, 2007 13:00  
Anonymous chrisb. said...

You're the best!

13 February, 2007 08:45  
Blogger Fletcher said...

probably a must-have for young + old ISB fans. thanks-a-lot, lizard´s son. i have linked your blog on mine.

13 February, 2007 19:11  
Blogger korentinkoki said...

Banjoing times ?

past year in heard a nice banjoist and songwriter name Curtis Eller from a "movement" name "antifolk", and i re iscovere this instrument (i listen a nice Pete Seeger show with members of Jefferson Airplanes

recentlely i listen incredible strings band but its difficult to understand ther originality, because many things are now made withpar of ther "spirit"

well thanks for this post, i am a young fan, and its a pleasure to discover this song, and this actual sound. thanks for all !

Georges Pastoret Montpellier France

02 May, 2007 13:26  

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