Tuesday, December 11, 2007

by danny #2

Nick Dow "A Mark Upon The Earth" 1986
Old house music OHM 107

01 The verdant braes of Skreen
02 The crokery ware
03 Jacky Robinson
04 Sweet William ghost
05 Just like John Barleycorn (Pete Morton)
06 The hills of Isle au Haut (Gordon Bok)
07 The rich shipowner’s daughter
08 The hostesse’s daughter
09 Writing in the gound (Colin Bargery/Graham Goffee)/The worlds’ police (Leon Rosselson)
10 Crow on the cradle (Sidney Carter)
11 Bold Carter

Nick Dow: guitar, vocal
Andy Brown: melodeon, sax, chorus
Hilary Lamb: fiddle, chorus
Graham Goffee: guitar, sax, chorus
Janet Simpson: keyboards, chorus
Chris Pollington: synth
Produced by Mally Dow
Recorded by Chris Pollington at Dragontail Studios

Nick Dow has made a terrific record, fully in command of his material, singing and playing with the ease, authority and assurance that mark Nic Jones' work. He also confirms my (unoriginal) pet theory that the same qualities are needed to put over both love songs and political ones convincingly. This LP is dead right from the first notes of track one, Verdant Braes Of Skreen onward. Particularly good are Just Like John Barleycorn (Pete Morton) and Writing In The Ground (Colin Bargery/Graham Goffee), articulating the political concerns expressed in Dow's sleevenotes. The latter, with some chilling synth from Chris Pollington, is linked into - and I feel outshines - Leon Rosselson's The World's Police, where the sheer trickiness of the tune serves to divert one's attention from the lyrics. On the trad front he comes up with distinctive variants of well-known songs/plots such as Bold Carter, The Hostess' Daughter and Rich Shipowner's Daughter (Polly On The Shore, I Sowed Some Seeds and Willie O' Winsberry respectivelv). Unreservedls, recommended
Nick Beale • Folk Roots #51, Sept. 1987

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back cover available soon, I hope
for the horphans of Celtic circle, this is the 4th Nick Dow's lp. I can repost here the previous three

cianfulli

5 Comments:

Blogger laskar hamak said...

"...for the horphans of Celtic circle"

Amen ! (though a great loss !)
And happy to meet you again with some celtic-related music sharing !

Yojik makes a good job too on his Cuckoo's nest (http://yojik-clan.blogspot.com)

11 December, 2007 05:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Danny

Good to see you survived the break-up :)

Thanks for this

Cheers

Roger (a horphan)

12 December, 2007 12:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thanks for reupping this.
Garry

22 March, 2009 09:58  
Blogger Thïrd World Man said...

Thanks for the re-up!

30 March, 2009 02:20  
Blogger imnotgod said...

The link is dead.
Could you please re-up this one ?
Great thanks in advance.
fantasy

08 January, 2012 18:54  

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