Saturday, October 21, 2006

Meic Stevens - Rain In The Leaves (2006)



Meic Stevens - Rain In The Leaves (2006)

This haunting collection proves once and for all why Meic Stevens is so often called 'the Welsh Bob Dylan'. As well as gathering for the first time the ultra-rare EPs he recorded between 1967 and 1970 (Mike Stevens, Rhif 2, Mwg and Meic Stevens), the package comes complete with both sides of his 1965 debut single, detailed sleevenotes, rare photographs and an introduction by the man himself, making it an essential purchase for all fans of acid folk and psychedelia.-Sunbeam Records-
"A legendary folksinger who's been called 'the Welsh Dylan', in the late 60s he recorded a series of ultra-rare Welsh-language psych-folk EPs." - The Tapestry Of Delights
"The psych-folk singer and guitarist is often referred to as the Welsh Dylan, and compared favourably with fellow astral-travellers like Syd Barrett. He continues to perform in Wales, where he is treated as a national hero" - (allmusic.com)

Track list

1. Did I Dream?
2. I Saw A Field
3. Yr Eryr a'r Golomen (The Eagle And The Dove)
4. Ble Mae'r Bore? (Where's The Morning?)
5. Ond Dof Yn Ôl (But I Shall Return)
6. Tryweryn
7. Cân Walter (Walter's Song)
8. Hwiangerdd Mihangel (Michael's Lullaby)
9. Glaw yn y Dail (Rain In The Leaves)
10. Lan a Lawr (Up And Down)
11. Mwg (Smoke)
12. Rhedaf i'r Mynydd (I Run To The Mountain
13. Myfi yw'r Dechreuad (I Am The Beginning)
14. Tyrd i Lawr i'r Ogof (Come Down Through The Cave)
15. Mynd i Bala ar y Cwch Banana (Going To Bala On The Banana Boat)
16. Nid y Fi yw'r Un i Ofyn Pam (Not For Me To Ask The Reason Why)
17. Mae Gennyf i Gariad (I've Got A Love)
18. Dim Ond Heddiw Ddoe ac Fory (Only Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow)19. Cân Mamgu (Grandmother's Song)

Meic Stevens - Rain In The Leaves (2006)

11 comments :

Anonymous said...

Cool! I can't wait to listen to this!

Cioran Sellars said...

I've been wanting to delve into Meic for ages, thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

I just dicovered youre blog great stuff!! I saw osibisa posted but the link is dead any chance of a re-up??

savoadaki said...

So happy to have you back. I've been recently listening to Meic Stevens as part of my obsession with Celtic music. This posting is a gem. Thanks so much.

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mocho said...

nice blog , I like this !!

Nic Dafis said...

Meic's been in a spot of bother recently...

Let's hope he never finds out that people are stealing his music! ;-)

Dan Straen said...

Nic, as someone who's posted Meic Steven's stuff on your own blog, I think "pot kettle black" comes to mind? and why post a link to that story? What the hell are you trying to prove ?

I don't think Meic Stevens would give a hoot if his albums were circulating on lossy formats on the Web and being heard by a new audience for the first time. He'd approve.

Nic Dafis said...

@Dan Straen

You have me at a disadvantage, sir.

I posted the link because I thought people might be interested; the comment afterwards was a joke, as I assumed the smiley would make clear. Apologies if I've hurt anyone's feelings.

As far as I know, I've only ever posted one Meic MP3, but you may know better. I certainly wasn't taking any moral high ground.

Anonymous said...

thanks SO MUCH for this - I'm sure this copy will sound better than my worn-out cassette (and won't end after 90min!)

Yojik said...

PLEASE, re-upload it! Thank you.