Montag, Juli 31, 2006

Keith Christmas - 1970 - Fable of the Wings (British Folk Rock)
His name's Keith Christmas, a truly master of melancholy British folk rock. This is his second and to me best album alongside Pigmy which is his fourth. Here's an almost proper review by Richie Unterberger: "While Keith Christmas' second album was an improvement over his debut, there was still the sense that it was a stretch of his talents to fill an entire record with decent material. In its favor, it had some nicely integrated, varied arrangements that show more imagination than many other British folk-rock recordings of the early '70s: the jazzy piano-dominated vamp of "Waiting for the Wind to Rise," the lovely female backup harmonies on "The Fawn," the languid tempo of "Lorri," the gothic organ of "Kent Lullaby," the Mellotron-acoustic guitar-piano combination of "Hamlin," the rapid whirl of acoustic guitar picking on "Fable of the Wings." About half of the songs were mighty pretty, particularly "Hamlin" and the delicate "The Fawn." Christmas was good at establishing an attractively melancholy musical setting, but his rambling lyrics just couldn't hold up their part of the weight, and he was given to tracks that went on and on for way too long before fading, particularly on "Waiting for the Wind to Rise. I don't agree with him here ;-)"

To me "Fable of the Wings" is the standout track, 6 tracks, 47 mb, @192 kbit/s, enjoy!!! :-)

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Great album! Thnaks for another super share. I agree, the title track is the standout track.
First Time I've heard this artist what great music thank you and would you know of any more of his recordings?
great album thanks for nice music! bye
wow, what a great record. thanks.
doyou have any others of his to post?
Just listened to this one--a great record--thanks for another great post.
Too bad it's missing a few tracks eh Timo ??
Great album!!!
Thank you for such blogs.
What about the last (7) missed track?
Is it possible to post it?
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