A Chicken To Hug (CD)
AMAZING SECOND CAEDMON ALBUM FROM 2010
NEVER PROPERLY DISTRIBUTED
‘A Chicken to Hug’. An intriguing, personal album: clearly Caedmon from the first note, but come of age. A 2010 album of twelve recently penned songs from Caedmon’s original line up: Angela Webb (Naylor), Jim Bisset, Ken Patterson, Sam Wilson and Simon Jaquet.
The much loved fragile female vocals, searing electric guitar licks, ‘cello, mandolin and bass remain from the ’70s sound; now supplemented with accordion, drum kit, trombone, and whistle.
32 years on from their eponymous album ‘Caedmon’ the content of the songs is personal, poignant and sometimes challenging.
Acoustic acid folk, mixed, in well-judged doses, with jazz, soul, African and gospel groove’.
A limited digipak special initial release (1000 copies).
“It has been over 3 decades, but like Vashti Bunyan a few years back, a classic seventies UK psyche-folk-rock band has come out with a second studio release. When I compare it to the post reunion newer songs from some of my other favorites like Vashti Bunyan, the Incredible String Band, Roky Erickson and the Stooges, I find this one is the most successful”
“Not so much a follow-up as a new beginning. A Chicken to Hug sees the reformation of spiritual folk-rockers Caedmon for the first time since 1978’s rare self-titled nugget…the mature rock songwriting that follows is not what fans might expect’.
– Rob Young (Uncut)