• Mick Softley’s 1972 album released for the first time on CD.
• Born in 1941 in South Woodford, Essex, Mick Softley was at the forefront of the folk revival scene of the early 1960s.
• Mick helped Donovan with guitar-picking styles when they were both involved with the folk club in The Cock pub in St Albans. Later, Donovan would record two of Mick’s songs ‘The War Drags On’ and ‘Goldwatch Blues’.
• Recorded at The Manor in Oxfordshire and at Sound Techniques, Chelsea, musicians included Jerry Donahue (Fotheringay / Fairport Convention), Gerry Conway (Fotheringay), Pat Donaldson (Fotheringay), Barry de Souza (Curved Air) and Lyn Dobson (Manfred Mann / Soft Machine).
• Produced by Tony Cox, talented keyboard player who played with Sandy Denny and Mike Heron.
• “Disc and Music Echo” magazine probably captured the essence of this unique recording most succinctly when they reviewed the album and stated that “listening to it, one almost feels an intruder into the man’s soul”.
• Includes a comprehensive liner note.
2. HELLO LITTLE FLOWER
3. SING WHILE YOU CAN
4. THE MINSTREL SONG
5. MAGDALENE’S SONG
6. TRAVELLER’S SONG
7. FROM THE LAND OF THE CRAB
8. LADY WILLOW
9. GREAT WALL OF CATHAY
10. IF WISHES WERE HORSES
11. HAVE YOU EVER REALLY SEEN THE STARS
12. I’M SO CONFUSED