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Strangers In The Room : A Journey Through British Folk 1967-73 = 3 CD (CD)
Three CD set. It's now half-a-century since British folk rock became A Thing, with the early practitioners breaking new ground and inspiring an entire scene that peaked in the late '60s/early '70s. Earnest young post-Dylan singer/songwriters moved away from the intimacy of the folk clubs in favor of the nascent college/university circuit. Housed in a clamshell box featuring a lavish 40-page booklet, Strangers In The Room documents that hugely fertile period, when everything was grist to the mill in what quickly became a glorious stylistic melting pot. As with other Grapefruit genre anthologies, the set features many of the scene's prime movers while taking a broader look at the overall picture with the inclusion of several acts who ploughed a similar musical furrow without the same level of acclaim. These include Hertfordshire-based group Lifeblud, who supported many of the leading bands of the era and recorded no less than three albums of original material (none of which made it past acetate stage), and university student Jeremy Harmer, who cut a privately-pressed album that inspired his friend and second guitarist David Costa to put together Trees. Ranging in scope from seminal UK folk rock texts and chart-topping singles to lo-fi demo recordings, and featuring a number of previously unreleased tracks from the disparate likes of Gerry Rafferty and cult favorites Fresh Maggots, Strangers In The Room pays thrilling testimony to the depth of talent that existed within the British and Irish folk rock scene during the period in question, and whose influence still reverberates some fifty years later.
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Type: CD
Recorded: 2019
Release Date: 2019-02-21
Label: Grapefruit
Country: Euro
Item No: CRSEGBOX054
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Track List
Disc 1
01 Michael Chapman stranger In The Room
02 Steeleye Span the Blacksmith
03 Spirogyra dangerous Dave (alternative Version)
04 Trees murdoch
05 Chimera sad Song For Winter
06 The Humblebums shoeshine Boy
07 Harvey Andrews martha
08 Oo Bang Jiggly Jang hanging Tree
09 Alan James Eastwood she's Getting Married In August
10 Jade amongst Anemones
11 Knocker Jungle i Don't Know Why
12 Robin Scott the Sailor
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