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ROBIN WILLIAMSON Songs Of Love Sand Parting
Gott Discs (2005)

Robin Williamson rose to fame as part of the 60's folk band the Incredible String Band. This solo set covers his early 80's output and is a shining example of a modern musician revisiting and breathing new life into traditional music and songs.

He takes traditional music and adds his own interpretation and lyrics in some cases and in other songs they are entirely his own music and lyrics.

Truly some moving moments on here like 'Verses In Stewart Street' and the Scottish bagpipes on 'Tarry Wool'. Although 'The Forming Of Blodeuwedd' is on first listen almost scary with its vocal chants and eerie lyrics.

'Edinburgh' is a fantastic piece that invokes the spirit of the city and is truly captivating from start to finish.

Timeless music and an album that can be played and enjoyed many times.


Review by Jason Ritchie

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