Tuesday, 5 July 2011

My top 10 musical (re)discoveries - 6 months into 2011

For me, 2011 has already been a great year for discovering/rediscovering music. Thought I'd share a list of my favourite musical (re)discoveries ... and as the more observant of you will notice there are in fact 12, and not 10. To be honest I could probably have listed more but decided to restrict myself to a single album by each artist. The UK and US links after each album take you to amazon.co.uk or amazon.com respectively where these fantastic albums are available, usually at bargain prices and also many with bonus tracks.

Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits  UK / US
Pentangle - Basket of Light  UK / US
Bridget St. John - Songs For the Gentle Man  UK / US
Bert Jansch - It Don't Bother Me  UK / US
Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man  UK / US
Captain Beefheart - Safe As Milk  UK / US
Trees - The Garden of Jane Delawney  UK / US
John Renbourn - Another Monday  UK / US
Mr Fox - Join Us In Our Game  UK / US
The Holy Modal Rounders - 1 and 2  UK / US
Tom Rapp - Sunforest  UK / US
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbrickling  UK / US

No question about it ... there's a definite folk/acid folk theme going on here and the majority of these great albums were brought to my attention by 2 excellent books, Electric Eden by Rob Young, and Seasons They Change by Jeanette Leech.


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