Saturday, August 25, 2007

Ray Fisher

"The Bonny Birdy" 1972





















Trailer LER2038 (LP, UK, 1972)
Trailer/Leader LERCD2038 (CD, UK, October 2000)

This is more or less the 1971 Steeleye Span line-up with Ray Fisher replacing Maddy Prior.

Musicians
Ray Fisher, Colin Ross, Alistair Anderson, Liz & Stefan Sobell, Tim Hart, Peter Knight, Ashley Hutchings, Bobby Campbell, Martin Carthy

1. Johnnie Sangster
2. Mill O'Tifty's Annie
3. Botty at Morn
4. The Forfar Sodger
5. The Pride of Glencoe
6. The Silkie of Sul Skerry
7. The Shipyard Apprentice
8. The Bonny Birdy

11 Comments:

Anonymous Manila said...

Thank you so much, Lizardson. I can't wait to hear this. I actually bought it several years ago in a secondhand shop - even though at the time I had nothing to play it on - because I always liked Ray Fisher and the added bonus of most of Steeleye Span was too much to resist. And then I lost the album before I even heard it! Don't ask me how. Someone 'borrowed' it, I guess. I really appreciate this. Particularly since I only requested it yesterday. If you move any faster I'll have to take on a secretary to keep up! :-)

25 August, 2007 12:01  
Anonymous Manila said...

Just listened. It's great. Rather like 'Ten Man Mop' era Steeleye with Ray taking the vocals. I seem to remember it was produced by Ashley Hutchings, which explains the attention to detail. Beautiful album.

25 August, 2007 12:37  
Anonymous streaker said...

This is so good it BLOWS MY MIND. Seriously, Ray Fisher is a heck of a good singer.

THANKS LIZARDSON

25 August, 2007 13:14  
Blogger Bernie Stocks said...

Thank you! I had a copy of this years ago, but lent it to someone and never got it back. There was a rip on Soulseek but it was very badly done and the 'big' track was unlistenable. Looking forward to this!

25 August, 2007 14:53  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hiya man,
just a word to tell your picks of goodies are just super. i enjoyed burland's-willin' so much you would not imagine. and mr. fisher, fantastic. keep them coming mate. thanks and regards from across the north sea - oslo, norway.
cheers

25 August, 2007 19:18  
OpenID mccypr said...

Thanks for all the great music. Your web site is an education in folk music of the British Isles, especially for the 60's through 70's period. I'm almost 50 years old and slightly remember some of these artists. I was more into prog at that time. I'm happy to see the British also have great folk music. Usually all you see (and I also love) is Irish folk music. I should have listened to my English friends more when I lived in England. Thanks again!

06 February, 2008 14:37  
Blogger The Irate Pirate said...

thanks lizardson.
it's nice to hear steeley in an acoustic setting.

01 March, 2008 02:29  
Anonymous Quincunx said...

Thanks for this, and the other Ray Fisher albums on here as well.
I am totally blown away by these albums. Never had that like this before; Ray's voice is just mesmerizing.

Does anyone know of any albums (preferably on this site) that I should know of that have the same style and kind of feel the Ray Fisher albums have? Thanks. Keep it up!

10 March, 2008 02:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been looking for this album for ages, it reminds me of the times I spent at our local folk club in Belgium around 1974-1975.

Would it be possible to re-upload this, I'd be infinitely thankful.

Thank you so much (and for the wonderful blog too!)

30 December, 2009 07:40  
Anonymous edi d. said...

I've been looking for this album for ages, it reminds me of the times I spent at our local folk club in Belgium around 1974-1975.

Would it be possible to re-upload this, I'd be infinitely thankful.

Thank you so much (and for the wonderful blog too!)

30 December, 2009 07:42  
Blogger Gerald said...

Any chance you could put this up again please?

27 March, 2011 07:52  

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