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When visionary UK underground scene-maker and entrepeneur Joe Boyd started making records under his own Witchseason banner in 1967, he could have had little idea of the staggering amount of uber-influential artists he would go on to produce over the next few years. Step up Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, The Incredible String Band, Sandy Denny, Vashti Bunyan, Nico and Dr Strangely Strange to name but a few.
He licensed most of these records out to the super-cool Island label where they joined the likes of Traffic, John Martyn and The Amazing Blondel and unwittingly formed the backbone of the now hugely revered and collectable British folk-rock movement of the late ‘60s and ‘70s.
First issued in the ‘90s and promptly deleted, this set features tracks from such great albums as Fairport Convention’s Liege & Lief and What We Did On Our Holidays, Nick Drake’s Pink Moon, John Martyn’s The Tumbler, The Incredible String Band’s Earthspan, Richard & Linda Thompson’s I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight, Traffic’s John Barleycorn Must Die, Sandy Denny’s Sandy, Fotheringay’s Fotheringay, Mike Heron’s Smiling Men With Bad Reputations and many more seminal cornerstones of the era.
An updated and intensified re-working of this lost Island Records folk-rock sampler, re-mastered in the usual Rev-Ola style!
Features brand new artwork and luscious packaging with beautiful photos of all your favourite stars!
Features rare tracks unavailable on CD elsewhere!
A must for all fans of classic British folk-rock!
1. Hornpipe – John Locke
2. She Moves Through the Fair – Fairport Convention
3. John Barleycorn – Traffic
4. Road – Nick Drake
5. Black Jack Davey – The Incredible String Band
6. It Suits Me Well – Sandy Denny
7. I Was a Young Man – Albion Country Band
8. Seven Black Roses – John Martyn
9. When I Get to the Border – Richard & Linda Thompson
10. Peace in the End – Fotheringay
11. Long Odds/Mr. Cosgill’s Delight – Ashley Hutchings & John Kirkpatrick
12. Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal – Dr. Strangely Strange
13. My Girl in the Month of May – Bunch
14. Matty Groves – Fairport Convention
15. Audrey – Mike Heron
16. Nutting Girl – Richard Thompson, Dave Mattacks, Ashley Hutchings & John Kirkpatrick
17. Man of Iron – Sandy Denny
18. Siege of Yaddlethorpe – Amazing Blondel