Perfect 1964 marriage of wonderful singing, mostly traditional material, and virtuosic, Middle-Eastern-styled guitar-playing. Hares On The Mountain is irresistible; and there’s a great Nottamun Town. Heavy vinyl.
With Harold McNair, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Danny Thompson. One of his very best — jazzy blues, raga jazz, folk rock; great versions of the traditional Bruton Town and Joni’s Both Sides Now.
‘180 gram virgin vinyl’; CD from Castle (with a couple more Angies and a medley thrown in).
The CD includes a thirteen-minute movie shot during the recording — in Sussex, 1974, with Mike Nesmith, Red Rhodes and others, at Tony Stratton Smith’s home.
Originally released on Stefan Grossman’s Kicking Mule label in 1979, after the break-up of Pentangle. With Martin Jenkins, Nigel Portman-Smith, Luce Langridge — and Jacquie McShee on one track.