Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Jade - Fly On Strangewings (1970)

Jade - Fly On Strangewings (1970)

This little known UK Folk Rock classic was released in the early '70s. Issued in England under the band name "Jade", it's a fantastic album featuring the Sandy Denny-like vocals of Marian Segal. Orchestrated, melodic songs, powerful folk rock with electric guitar harpsichord, and soaring vocal harmonies, this has to be up in the top ten UK folk rock albums of the period. Jade were a British electric folk trio led by Marian Seagal. The style is similar to Sandy Denny's non-traditional stuff like "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?"
Guesting on the album are some famous session players including Pete Sears (later Jefferson Starship), Micky Waller (Jeff Beck Group / Rod Stewart) and John Wetton (Crimson). If you like this be sure to check out her album made 35 years later in collaboration with Circulus.

Tracklist:

1. Amongst Anenomes
2. Raven
3. Fly On Strangewings
4. Mayfly
5. Alan's Song
6. Bad Magic
7. Clippership
8. Five Of Us
9. Reflections On A Harbour Wall
10. Mrs Adams
11. Fly Me To The North
12. Away From The Family
13. September Song Live 2
14 Big Yellow Taxi
15. Carolina In My Mind
16. Chicago Radio Spots

Jade - Fly On Strangewings (1970)

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

The album, "Fly On Strangewings" was released in June 1970, with much appraisal from Melody Maker, and became Folk Album of the Month. Contributing musicians were:

John Wetton - Bass (King Crimson, Family, Asia...)
James Litherland - Guitar ( Mogul Thrash, Colosseum)
Pete Sears - Bass (Fleur de lys, The Sam Gopal Dream, Jefferson Starship)
Michael Rosen - Guitar (Eclection, Fotheringay)
Clem Cattini - Drums (Rumplestiltskin, The Tornadoes, The Ivy League)
Terry Cox - Drums (Pentangle)
Pete York - Drums (Spencer Davis Group, Hardin and York)
Mick Waller - Drums (Rod Stewart)
Harry Reynolds - Bass
Phil Dennys - String arrangemnets