Saturday, July 05, 2008

Martin Carthy

"Crown of Horn" 1976





















Ashley Hutchings produced this very lively solo album (Tony Cox adds some synthesizer on two tracks, otherwise it's just Carthy's voice and guitar, and, as on "Locks and Bolts," ajust his voice), which relies heavily on his dexterity on guitar. The sound of the latter instrument is pushed very far into the front in the mix of this, perhaps Carthy's best recorded album, with a very "hot" all-acoustic texture. Other songs include "Geordie," "King Knapperty," "Bonny Lass of Angelsea" (featuring some amazingly restrained and tasteful synthesizer), and "Palaces of Gold," the latter an angry, topical original by Leon Rosselson about a mining disaster. The only track that doesn't entirely work is "Willie's Lady," a seven minute epic that, effective as it may be in concert, needed something more than just Carthy's guitar and voice to carry it off on record. ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide

6 Comments:

Anonymous caoimghin said...

Wonderful, thanks so much for this. Any more Carthy always appreciated.

05 July, 2008 18:11  
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05 July, 2008 18:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Says file does not exist or was removed!

06 July, 2008 20:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance of a re-up? Thanks

07 July, 2008 02:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd really appreciate a new link for this if you have the time, thanks.

11 July, 2008 17:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance of reposting please??

Dominic

29 August, 2008 02:03  

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