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  • Dust on the nettles, 3 cd folk comp

    found out about this last night, looks right up my street.
    a few tracks I have never heard of. a few obvious ones, but they have to be there.
    3 cd, £20. cant see a vinyl version. a vinyl version would probably be too expensive and too many discs anyway.

    tracklisting


    Disc: 1

    1. Let No Man Steal Your Thyme - THE PENTANGLE - Pentangle
    2. Willow's Song (from the Wicker Man) - MAGNET - Magnet
    3. Come All You Travellers - WIGHT - Wight
    4. Love Is a Funny Thing - SPIROGYRA - Spirogyra
    5. Images of Passing Clouds - GARY FARR - Gary Farr
    6. Peek Strangely and Worried Evening - SYNANTHESIA - Synanthesia
    7. Glass of Water - BOB & CAROLE PEGG - Bob & Carole Pegg
    8. Winter Is Blue - VASHTI BUNYAN - Vashti Bunyan
    9. Winter Is a Coloured Bird - COMUS - Comus
    10. The Seagulls Scream - CHRISSIE QUAYLE - Chrissie Quayle
    11. Stories of Jesus - CLIVE PALMER - Clive Palmer
    12. Amanda - STEVE PEREGRIN TOOK'S SHAGRAT - Steve Peregrin Took's Shagrat
    13. Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity - BRIDGET ST. JOHN - Bridget St. John
    14. Roses for Columbus - MARK FRY - Mark Fry
    15. Till the Morning Comes - DANDO SHAFT - Dando Shaft
    16. Black Girl - MARY-ANNE - Mary-Anne
    17. The Garden of Jane Delawney - TREES - Trees
    18. Weirdsong of Breaking Through at Last - PRINCIPAL EDWARDS MAGIC THEATRE - Principal Edwards Magic Theatre
    19. Minas Tirith - OBERON - Oberon
    20. Prisoners, Victims, Strangers, Friends - PAPER BUBBLE - Paper Bubble


    Disc: 2

    1. Pilgrim - GERALD MOORE - Gerald Moore
    2. River Lane - MELTON CONSTABLE - Melton Constable
    3. Way Out Hermit - MOONKYTE - Moonkyte
    4. All Things Are Quite Silent - STEELEYE SPAN - Steeleye Span
    5. Upon Reflection - HERON - Heron
    6. Love Is Come Again - PARCHMENT - Parchment
    7. Stargazer - SHELAGH MCDONALD - Shelagh McDonald
    8. There Are No Greater Heroes - TONY CARO & JOHN - Tony Caro & John
    9. Visionary Mountains - JOAN ARMATRADING - Joan Armatrading
    10. Glow of the Firelight - TUESDAY - Tuesday
    11. Searching for Lambs - WARM GOLD - Warm Gold
    12. Samantha Carol Fragments - BENJAMIN DELANEY LION - Benjamin Delaney Lion
    13. Fotheringay - FAIRPORT CONVENTION - Fairport Convention
    14. You Know What It Has to Be - FROZEN TEAR - Frozen Tear
    15. Meanwhile Back in the Forest - HUNT LUNT & CUNNINGHAM - Hunt, Lunt & Cunningham
    16. First Girl I Loved - THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND - The Incredible String Band
    17. Halfdan's Daughter - THE MOTHS - The Moths
    18. The Mutant - TRADER HORNE - Trader Horne
    19. Meeting By Moonlight Mill - DRY HEART - Dry Heat
    20. Highways (Misty Mist) - TYRANNOSAURUS REX - Tyrannosaurus Rex
    21. Gabilan - DUNCAN BROWNE - Duncan Browne
    22. Sand All Yellow - KEVIN COYNE - Kevin Coyne


    Disc: 3

    1. Garden Song - BILL FAY - Bill Fay
    2. Music of the Ages - C.O.B. - C.O.B.
    3. A Song for the System - EVERYONE INVOLVED - Everyone Involved
    4. The Colour Is Blue - COUNTRY SUN - Country Sun
    5. Silent Village - WILD COUNTRY - Wild Country
    6. Welcome to the Citadel - MARC BRIERLEY - Marc Brierley
    7. The Evil Venus Tree - THE OCCASIONAL WORD - The Occasional Word
    8. Standing on the Shore - ANNE BRIGGS - Anne Briggs
    9. Kind Sir - AGINCOURT - Agincourt
    10. Eagle - MICK SOFTLY - Mick Softley
    11. Rosemary Hill - FRESH MAGGOTS - Fresh Maggots
    12. The Happy King - MUSIC BOX - Music Box
    13. Me and My Kite - FUCHSIA - Fuchsia
    14. Wizard Shep - THE SUN ALSO RISES - The Sun Also Rises
    15. Scarborough Fair - FOLKAL POINT - Folkal Point
    16. Prisoner - MARIE CELESTE - Marie Celsete
    17. Patrice - SIMON FINN - Simon Finn
    18. Girl of the Cosmos - SHIDE & ACORN - Shide And Acorn
    19. Elegy to a Dead King - CHIMERA - Chimera
    20. Silence Returns - BEAU - Beau
    21. Orange Days and Purple Nights - MOTHER NATURE - Mother Nature
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  • #2
    That's on my post pay day shopping list too

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    • #3
      Got it. Been playing the hell out of it.
      Did a big Shindig! feature for next issue.
      To infinity - and beyond!

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      • #4
        ace cd - can't stop playing it - so much great stuff on there
        Rockwell
        Banned (DJ Anchovy)

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        • #5
          No Meic Stevens . Think I'll pass on this one
          sigpicRock on Penderyn

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Boi Bach o Bethel View Post
            No Meic Stevens . Think I'll pass on this one
            seriously don't Rhys - there are stacks of rare gems on here ...
            Rockwell
            Banned (DJ Anchovy)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sie-Fly View Post
              seriously don't Rhys - there are stacks of rare gems on here ...
              Are there really? The cynic in me thinks there's about 1 CD worth of rare/hard to find stuff and 2 CDs of easily obtainable stuff (in one form or another).

              Still, I'll probably pick it up for those tracks and the presumably high quality sleeve-notes.
              Last edited by Dr Victor X Storm; 16-07-2015, 12:48 AM. Reason: spelling

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sie-Fly View Post
                seriously don't Rhys - there are stacks of rare gems on here ...
                I may be swayed by the good doctor's recommendation of the booklet that accompanies it. Plus I think Meic may play on the Gary Farr track. But really only 1 Welsh folk track on 3 Cd anthology. WTF.
                sigpicRock on Penderyn

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dr Victor X Storm View Post
                  Are there really? The cynic in me thinks there's about 1 CD worth of rare/hard to find stuff and 2 CDs of easily obtainable stuff (in one form or another).

                  Still, I'll probably pick it up for those tracks and the presumably high quality sleeve-notes.
                  Yes really - alternate versions etc / demos / plenty of unreleased gear - I've said enough - oh and the booklet is ace too ... bye for now
                  Rockwell
                  Banned (DJ Anchovy)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dr Victor X Storm View Post
                    Still, I'll probably pick it up for those tracks and the presumably high quality sleeve-notes.
                    From David Wells (10th Planet/Wooden Hill). Ace comp, highly recommended even if you are familiar with some of the tracks!
                    http://peachfuzzforest.blogspot.com
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                    • #11
                      I know less than half of the tracks. so it looks perfect for me.
                      looks really well researched. birthday next month. hopefully someone gets it for me
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                      • #12
                        I picked this up for the handful of unknown (to me) artists on it. Yeah, there's some well traveled material here, but overall, it's worth getting for the Folk Collector. If someone isn't a Folk Collector, it's not a bad comp just to get a feel for that scene. Recommended.
                        https://www.discogs.com/user/moecurlythanu/collection

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                        • #13
                          Here's what I thought of it - in florid purple prose - for Shindig!

                          DUST ON THE NETTLES
                          Grapefruit Records 3CD boxset
                          *****

                          Just as northern soul ended up as a largely meaningless tag utilised by dealers to hype everything from the Hawaii 5-O theme to Tony Blackburn obscurities, so too has acid folk become such a degraded term that it regularly gets trotted out to serve as a cover-all for any bunch of bearded longhairs in possession of an acoustic guitar or two. Oh, and a flute.

                          This comprehensive cataloguing of the sheer diversity of sounds emanating from all corners of late 60s / early 70s Britain wisely dodges the term, opting instead for 'underground folk' as its label of choice. In doing so, it attempts to rebalance a retrospective bias that has written out of history the fact that 5000 Spirits was an absolutely crucial album o'er the Summer of Love – and that folk freaked out so fully it truly was thee sound of choice for many a bedsit head.

                          Featuring almost a dozen tracks unreleased at the time, this four-hour labour of love emanates from the same team that brought you the stellar Love, Poetry and Revolution set. Dust on the Nettles is tantamount to a latter-day Nuggets, albeit one for gentle wood nymphs and nature boys, seekers, seers, and psychedelic searchers craving cosmic communion with the spirits of earth and tree and ocean.

                          While not shying away from the obvious stars of the scene – Pentangle, Fairport, Vashti, Steeleye Span, Mark Fry – there are also cleverly chosen cuts from less obvious artists such as Kevin Coyne, Bill Fay and Gary Farr that fit in perfectly. Of the lesser known acts, obvious standouts are Melton Constable's pastoral echo box beauty River Lane, the warm summer groove of Tuesday's Color Of The Firelight and the splintered glacial wash of Frozen Tear's ultra-rare 45, You Know What Has To Be.

                          It's not all great, of course. The solo Clive Palmer track and Gerald Moore's Pilgrim should never have been let out of the 6th form Christian folk club music room, let alone clad as they are in socks and sandals, and a few tracks throb and pulse along endlessly, frustrated in search for a decent editor or a hook. Don't let that put you off, though. An utterly essential purchase for anyone remotely interested in folk's dark corners.
                          To infinity - and beyond!

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                          • #14
                            nice review Hugh mate - I am still stuck on disc 1 !!
                            Rockwell
                            Banned (DJ Anchovy)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sie-Fly View Post
                              nice review Hugh mate - I am still stuck on disc 1 !!
                              Yeah, that's the one for me too, Sie.
                              Find CD2 the weakest of the three, though it has the incredible Melton Constable song on.
                              I'd almost forgotten quite how amazing this was till I got near the end of Disc 1:
                              To infinity - and beyond!

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