Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Jan & Lorraine - Gypsy People (1969)

Jan & Lorraine - Gypsy People (1969)

This is British duo Jan Hendin and Lorraine Lefevre, and their superb collection of acid-tinged folk and pop has been acclaimed as one of the best female psychedelic albums of the late 1960s, with contents varying from fragile ballads to rousing rock and roll, set to complex arrangements and gorgeous vocal harmonies. Recorded in London but only released in the US and Canada, it features support from musicians including Terry Cox (Pentangle), Brian Odgers (Al Stewart, Van Morrison, John McLaughlin, John Surman), Keshav Sathe (Magic Carpet) and legendary session drummer, Clem Cattini. Amongst the most enigmatic recordings of its time and full of mostly original songs (and one song co-written by Davy Graham), it makes its long-awaited CD debut here complete with explanatory liner notes.

Tracklist:

1. Break out the Wine
2. Bird of Passage
3. Gypsy People
4. Foolin' Myself
5. Old Tyme Movie
6. Life's Parade
7. Snow Roses
8. The Assignment Song-Sequence
9. Number 33
10. Don't You Feel Fine

Jan & Lorraine - Gypsy People (1969)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Heaven & Earth - Refuge (1973)

Heaven & Earth - Refuge (1973)

Beautiful psychedelic folk by a female duo, featuring the gorgeous voices of Pat Gefell and Jo D. Andrew. Their sole album was released in 1973. Very well-crafted folk, pop and psychedelic sound which should appeal to fans of Wendy & Bonnie, Linda Perhacs, Christine Harwood, Sunforest, Margo Guryan, Lyn Christopher, Barbara & Ernie...





Tracklist:

1. Jenny
2. Voice In The Wind
3. To A Flame
4. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
5. Refuge
6. Sixty Years On
7. Song For Craig
8. Tell Me How To Know You
9. A Light Is Shining
10. Feel The Spirit
11. Voice In The Wind (Single Mix)
12. Jenny (Single Mix)
13. Home For Christmas
14. Country Women
15. We All Need A Friend
16. You're The Reason
17. Unknown
18. Joy
19. Jenny (Alternate Take)
20. Voice In The Wind (Alternate Take)
21. Refuge (Alternate Take)
22. Song For Craig (Alternate Take)
23. A Light Is Shining (Alternate Take)
24. Country Women (Alternate Take)
25. Hawg For You Baby
 
Heaven & Earth - Refuge (1973)