MEDICINE HEAD Fiddler's Anthology - Greatest Hits Live Angel Air SJPCD147 (2004)
John Fiddler has a long pedigree. Between Medicine Head, British
Lions, Box Of Frogs (featuring members of the Yardbirds) and solo
(the Big Buffalo CD is worth checking), there's many a good tune
A live set was recorded in London last year, in front of a select
audience, and filmed for DVD (also on Angel Air). This CD, with
tracks taken from that show, highlights some great music taken from
across Fiddler's career. Recorded with ex Ian Hunter Band guitarist
Darrell Bath, the duo produce a great sound. Mixing both electric and
acoustic guitars, Fiddler also adds vocals and harmonica.
Many of John's bands released singles that get replayed here,
including the Medicine Head cuts `Pictures In The Sky' and `One And
One Is One' (the latter a top 3 hit).
The music's great, but largely acoustic throughout. It is still very
enjoyable and atmospheric, and enjoyed by the audience. Nothing to
bang your head to, but worth a spin.