Album: Various Artists, Electric Eden (Universal)
Given the omissions necessary to a truly definitive
account of the Sixties UK folk-rock boom – no Michael Chapman, Roy
Harper, Davey Graham or Anne Briggs, let alone Donovan and Cat
Stevens – Electric Eden offers a vivid enough account of this
magical period of British music history.
A belated companion to Rob Young’s excellent book, its two CDs are separated between acoustic and electric strains, the divide not helping some acts (both Pentangle and The Incredible String Band were better on their earlier, acoustic albums), but demonstrating how lucky Brit-folk was to have guitarists as gifted as Bert Jansch, John Martyn and Richard Thompson – the latter showcased on an early version of Fairport Convention’s “A Sailor’s Life” .
Download: Reynardine; A Sailor’s Life; Glistening Glyndebourne; Oak, Ash and Thorn
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