The wind that shakes the barley (CD)



Cat Nº: GUESSCD052


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One of the rarest albums from the 70s British folk underground scene, originally released on the legendary Midas label. Haunting medieval atmosphere á la Wicker Man, serene male-female vocals and beautiful violin playing which brings to mind Barry Dransfield’s first album for Polydor.

First ever reissue featuring the original artwork. Booklet with liner notes by Richard Allen and rare promo photo.

“Very delicate and refined interpretations of traditional themes, with notable similarities to Spriguns Of Tolgus and (to a lesser extent) Tickawinda. “Icy Acress” is especially impressive, with a haunting, melancholy and crystalline atmosphere highlighted by Barbara Atkinson’s superb vocals” – Richard Falk (Galactic Ramble)


Seven Gypsies – False Bride – Queen Of Hearts – Gilderoy / Staten Island / Harvest Home / Let No Man Steal Your Thyme – Dowie Dens Of Yarrow / The Wind That Shakes The Barley – Broomfield Wager – Chaconne – The Baron Of Brackley – Icy Acres