Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Marc Ellington "Rains/Reins Of Change" 1971

By Ralph M. Chapman "dwwashburn" (toronto, ontario Canada):
A must own for Richard Thompson/Sandy Denny/Iain Matthews completists recorded in '71. RT's lead guitar dominates the record while Sandy and Iain do some wonderful harmony work. Dave Mattacks is also there as well, so this is fascinating for Fairport fans (it was for me anyway!). All the songs are excellent, with a southern California country rock feel (no doubt due to the presence also of Chris Hillman, Sneaky Pete, and Rick Roberts) that seeps in. Forgetting the star studded back up, Ellington's sweet voice, great songs, and uncluttered, sympathetic arrangements and production make this a very nice addition.
Nicely put together package with lyrics, full credits and great remastered sound . The disc is on a fairly obscure label (talking elephant), so I HIGHLY suggest you get it while you can.

Marc Ellington, voices, accoustic guitar, Highland bagpipes;
Richard Thompson, electric guitar;
Gordon Huntley, steel guitar;
Sneaky Pete, steel guitar;
Mike Deghan, acoustic guitar;
Karen Ellington, banjo;
Chris Hillman, mandolin, backing vocals;
Tony Cox, piano;
Steve Rye, harmonica;
Gerry Field, fiddle;
Mick French, fiddle;
Pat Donaldson, bass guitar;
Mark Griffiths, bass guitar;
Dave Pegg, bass guitar;
Gerry Conway, drums;
Roy Duffy, drums;
Dave Mattacks, drums;
Sandy Denny, backing vocals on I'm Leaving (America) and Alligator Man;
Fritz Fryer, backing vocals;
Trevor Lucas, backing vocals on Alligator Man;
Ian Mattews, backing vocals;
Rick Roberts, backing vocals;
U.S. Marine Corp. & Young Friends, backing vocals

Sample pic: Click


Blogger JANISFARM said...

thank you so much Liz..

i love it

Nikos Greece

25 October, 2006 03:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Lizardson, I have this one of Marc Ellington and "Marc Time" as vinyl, but missing the other records of him. So if there is another you could upload I would be glad.

25 October, 2006 06:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeez, this one sure holds up well. It sounds like it could have been released ony yesterday. Also makes you wonder what would have happened if RT had settled in Nashville. Thanks!

25 October, 2006 09:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome! I've been looking for this my whole life. Thank you a thousand times.

25 October, 2006 15:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you sooo much! This is a great album. With friends like that...
One note, upon playback I noticed that "Alligator Man" contained the last ten seconds of the previous song "Days Used To Be Much Warmer". The track also has the first twenty seconds or so of the next song at the end.Just thought I would mention it here, I'm going to fix my copy on Audacity.
Keep up the great work!! Love your blog.

03 May, 2007 12:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, if you're going to directly copy and post the review of Marc Ellington's disc that I wrote for Amazon, at least give me freakin'credit! That ain't cool.

18 May, 2007 11:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This album is EXCELLENT

A nice suprise...


16 July, 2007 08:27  

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