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    Sorry for reviving an old thread again, but I was looking for a place to bring this to attention.

    A lot of musicians and bands mentioned here have worked with the late Robert Kirby. In 2018 ACE Records made a fine compilation-album with 20 songs from 20 different acts which all have an arrangement (string, keyboard, etc.) by Kirby.
    The album is called When The Day Is Done - The Orchestrations Of Robert Kirby.
    The booklet is very informative with stories on Kirby and all artists involved. Recommended!

    Tracklist
    1 –Nick Drake: Introduction
    Producer – Joe Boyd
    Written-By – Nick Drake
    1:29
    2 –Keith Christmas: Forest And The Shore
    Producer – Sandy Roberton
    Written-By – Keith Christmas
    7:03
    3 –Shelagh McDonald: Ophelia's Song
    Producer – Sandy Roberton
    Written-By – Shelagh McDonald
    2:48
    4 –John Cale: I Keep A Close Watch
    Written-By, Producer – John Cale
    3:26
    5 –Tim Hart & Maddy Pryor: Dancing At Whitsun
    Producer – Sandy Roberton
    Written-By – Austin John Marshall, The Copper Family
    3:35
    6 –Vashti Bunyan: Rainbow River
    Producer – Joe Boyd
    Written-By – Vashti Bunyan
    3:21
    7 –Andy Roberts: I've Seen The Movie
    Producer – Sandy Roberton
    Written-By – Andy Roberts
    5:40
    8 –Spriguns: White Witch
    Producer – Sandy Roberton
    Written-By – Mandy Morton
    3:03
    9 –Gillian McPherson: It's My Own Way
    Producer – Danny Thompson
    Written-By – Gillian McPherson
    3:14
    10 –Steve Ashley: Follow On
    Producer – Austin John Marshall
    Written-By – Steve Ashley
    3:24
    11 –Sandy Denny: Silver Threads And Golden Needles
    Producer – Trevor Lucas
    Written-By – Dick Reynolds, Jack Rhodes
    3:40
    12 –Spirogyra: Love Is A Funny Thing
    Producer – Robert Kirby
    Written-By – Martin Cockerham
    2:07
    13 –Gary Shearston: Friend To Me
    Co-producer – Robert Kirby
    Written-By, Co-producer – Gary Shearston
    4:10
    14 –Shirley Collins: Honour Bright
    Written-By, Producer – Austin John Marshall
    2:44
    15 –Richard & Linda Thompson: First Light
    Co-producer – John Wood
    Written-By, Co-producer – Richard Thompson
    4:18
    16 –Audience: Raviolé
    Producer – Gus Dudgeon
    Written-By – Howard Werth
    3:38
    17 –Illusion: Madonna Blue
    Producer – Paul Samwell-Smith
    Written-By – Jim McCarty
    6:42
    18 –Ian Matthews: Gimme An Inch Girl
    Co-producer – Ian Matthews, Sandy Roberton
    Written-By – Robert Palmer
    4:17
    19 –Dana Gillespie: What Memories We Have
    Co-producer – Robin Cable
    Written-By, Co-producer – Dana Gillespie
    5:15
    20 –Ralph McTell: Pick Up A Gun
    Producer – Gus Dudgeon
    Written-By – Ralph McTell
    4:16

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    No need to apologize for bringing up an old but good thread. This set looks intriguing. Very interesting idea for a compilation!

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    Thanks.

    Another compilation on ACE Records is English Weather, which includes early songs from Caravan, Camel, VDGG etc..

    "The autumnal sound of Britain at the turn of the 70s, looking out through wet window panes to a new decade with a mixture of melancholy and optimism for what might come next. With the Beatles gone and the pound sinking, a new and distinctive sound emerges, led by flutes and mellotrons. Available in 18-track CD and 19-track double LP formats. The LP version is pressed on 180g vinyl in heavy-duty gatefold sleeve."

    01 Love Song With Flute - Caravan
    02 Moon Bird - The Roger Webb Sound
    03 Early Morning Eyes - The Parlour Band
    04 Pamela - Scotch Mist
    05 Last Cloud Home - The Orange Bicycle
    06 JLT - T2
    07 Til The Christ Come Back - Bill Fay
    08 Refugees - Van Der Graaf Generator
    09 Very Nice Of You To Call - Aardvark
    10 Big White Cloud - John Cale
    11 Bottles - Belle Gonzalez
    12 Watching White Stars - The Way We Live
    13 Windfall - Offspring
    14 Never Let Go - Camel
    15 Wise Man In Your Heart - Daevid Allen
    16 O Caroline - Matching Mole
    17 Edge Of The Sea - Prelude
    18 Evening Shade - Alan Parker and Alan Hawkshaw

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    how apropos that this thread popped up again. I found a pristine vinyl copy of Silly Wizard's So Many Partings at a thrift store. I had never heard it before. Nice

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    One of my favorite albums that would fit right in in this thread is Morning Way by Trader Horne, with former Them player Jackie McAuley and former Fairporter Judy Dyble.
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    Martin Simpson - Cool & Unusual
    Nick Jones - Penguin Eggs
    Dave Swarbrick - Transatlantic Anthology

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    The first five Steeleye Span albums are probably the only stuff I've owned that fits this category
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    It's more fingerstyle acoustic blues than folk, but I love John Renbourn's first two albums.

    John Renbourn/Another Monday released 1965

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    Couple years ago I made myself a USB memstick with 1174 British folk-rock songs on it. Fun to play in the car on shuffle play.
    • Steeleye Span
    • Forest
    • Trees
    • Albion Band
    • Pentangle
    • John Renbourn
    • Incredible String Band
    • Dr. Strangely Strange
    • Steve Ashley
    • Fairport Convention
    • Sandy Denny
    • Fotheringay
    • Dave Swarbrick
    • Richard & Linda Thompson
    • Tim Hart & Maddy Prior
    • Oyster Band
    • Les Fleur de Lys
    • The Home Service
    • Gryphon
    • a couple dozen others
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    Ten, in no particular order....

    Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief
    Roy Harper - Stormcock
    Pentangle - Basket of Light
    Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking
    Richard Thompson - Henry the Human Fly
    Steeleye Span - Parcel of Rogues
    Jethro Tull - Songs from the Wood
    Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
    John Martyn - Solid Air
    Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch (debut, 1965)
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    I dont know if this is truly in the Genre, but I really like the Marc Almond greatest hits. It was such a huge part of my childhood. One t\of the first siongs I learned to play bass on was "the city" I think there are 2 notes. E and A.
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    The first four Inredible String Band albums are worth mentioning.

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    Their fifth, "Changing Horses" is their best, IMO, and their sixth "U" has a lot of great stuff on it, though terribly uneven. Their first S/T debut album is entirely forgettable, IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yodelgoat View Post
    I dont know if this is truly in the Genre, but I really like the Marc Almond greatest hits. It was such a huge part of my childhood. One t\of the first siongs I learned to play bass on was "the city" I think there are 2 notes. E and A.
    Yeah Mark-Almond (not to be confused with 80s new waver Marc Almond) had really nice music. 'The City' was on their debut. Another I really like, 'One Way Sunday' is on their 2nd I believe.

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