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
A nicely subtle album from the Incredible String Band – a set that maybe doesn't have the same sort of fanfare as their earliest albums, but which also has the group really honing their sound! Make no mistake, there's nothing commercial or pop-oriented going on – it's just that Mike ... read moreCD
Incredible String Band —
U ... CD Elektra/BGO (UK), 1970. Used 2CD ...
A wonderfully expansive album from The Incredible String Band – initially performed as a stage project with the Stone Monkey dance troupe, and featuring the ISB at their most evocative and creative! Some tunes have a darker, sinister undercurrent – that link between the band and the ... read moreCD
A winning late career reunion of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard – 2 of the greatest living legends from the golden age country music – the last of their line, still touring hard and releasing vital records like this one! With their place in American musical history so firmly set for ... 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