Cash's fourth volume of stark, sparely-arranged studio recordings for producer/set list provider Rick Rubin. As Johnny gets on in the years his always haunting voice, like Bob Dylan's, is weighted by age, but the heavily-breathed delivery only adds to the ghostly quality of the increasingly dark ... read moreCD
The record where it all really came together for Fairport Convention – the point at which the already-great group really stepped forward to become something totally unique! By this point all the key elements are firmly in place – sublime vocals from the great Sandy Denny, amazing ... read moreCD
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman —
So What ... CD Acoustic Disc, 1992. Used ...
Clinch Mountain bluegrass harmony at it's absolute finest! Ralph and Carter Stanley always felt that they recorded their best tracks for Mercury, a fair assessment by any stretch, and nearly 50 of those tracks are compiled here on two CDs, spanning the 50s and early 60s. Trust us, put the Grammy ... read moreCD
A superb second album from modern Brit folk combo Starless & Bible Black – starry, atmospheric elements that build into insistent, unshakable songs – fronted beautifully by vocalist Helene Gautier. We were caught of guard by how addictive the melodies are on this album – and ... read moreCD
A wonderful batch of pastoral timeless folk from Manchester's Starless & Bible Black – with a tunefulness in the tradition of the benchmark Brit psych folk – and a deft mix of modern and vintage elements. The tunes are on the quiet, poetic side – with moody vocals from French ... read moreCD
A live album recorded at a Vegas casino, complete with some occasional sound effects from the floor! The feel is nice and spontaneous, and there's some added jazzy horns in the mix – which makes for a nice contrast with the intimate twang of Hank's guitar. Titles include "I Guess I'm ... read moreCD
A contemporary set, but one that would be right at home in the best acid folk years of the British scene! Emma Tricca has this really unique voice – warm, but with a crackle too – which really fits these ancient-sounding lyrics of her folksy tunes – as does the album's light ... read moreCD
Oystein Velure —
VeLuring ... CD Etnisk Musikklubb (Norway), 2011. Used ...