V.A. / DUST ON THE NETTLES (3CD)

V.A. / DUST ON THE NETTLES (3CD)

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A JOURNEY THROUGH THE BRITISH UNDERGROUND FOLK SCENE 1967-72

With 63 tracks and a total running time of just under four hours, Dust On The Nettles examines the metamorphosis that British folk underwent during the late 1960s, when the influence of psychedelia and the counterculture saw the idiom being twisted into all kinds of new and exotic shapes, as the finger-in-the-ear folk clubs of yore were inexorably drawn into a brave new world of Arts Labs, free festivals and the nascent college/university circuit.

The anthology incorporates the various overlapping strands of the underground folk scene: the acid folk experimenters, the folklorists and trad song updaters, the more metaphysical element of the burgeoning singer/songwriter genre, the newly-electric folk rockers, the elemental paganism exemplified by Comus and The Wicker Man, even the early 1970s Jesus music movement that spawned the likes of the sitar-wielding Parchment.

Balancing the familiar with the obscure, there are featured acknowledged brand leaders like Fairport Convention, The Incredible String Band, Pentangle and Steeleye Span alongside acts who made music purely for the local communities that nurtured them: Shide & Acorn on the Isle of Wight, Folkal Point in Bristol, Music Box in Coventry, Chrissie Quayle in Cornwall. There is also a large number of recordings that weren’t issued at the time, sample impossibly rare albums by the likes of Oberon, Dry Heart and Benjamin Delaney Lion, plus key recordings from a number of bands who underpinned the thriving live scene of the era.

Housed in a clambox featuring a lavishly illustrated and annotated 36-page booklet, the painstakingly-assembled Dust On The Nettles is surely the most comprehensive and wide-ranging anthology to appear thus far of the UK underground hippie folk movement of the late 1960s/early 1970s.

Disc One: 1. LET NO MAN STEAL YOUR THYME – The Pentangle 2. WILLOW’S SONG (FROM THE WICKER MAN) - Magnet 3. COME ALL YOU TRAVELLERS - Wight 4. LOVE IS A FUNNY THING - Spirogyra 5. IMAGES OF PASSING CLOUDS – Gary Farr 6. PEEK STRANGELY AND WORRIED EVENING - Synanthesia 7. GLASS OF WATER – Bob & Carole Pegg 8. WINTER IS BLUE – Vashti Bunyan 9. WINTER IS A COLOURED BIRD - Comus 10. THE SEAGULLS SCREAM – Chrissie Quayle 11. STORIES OF JESUS – Clive Palmer 12. AMANDA - Steve Peregrin Took’s Shagrat 13. CURIOUS CRYSTALS OF UNUSUAL PURITY - Bridget St. John 14. ROSES FOR COLUMBUS – Mark Fry 15. TILL THE MORNING COMES – Dando Shaft 16. BLACK GIRL – Mary-Anne 17. THE GARDEN OF JANE DELAWNEY - Trees 18. WEIRDSONG OF BREAKING THROUGH AT LAST - Principal Edwards Magic Theatre 19. MINAS TIRITH – Oberon 20. PRISONERS, VICTIMS, STRANGERS, FRIENDS – Paper Bubble

Disc Two: 1. PILGRIM – Gerald Moore 2. RIVER LANE – Melton Constable 3. WAY OUT HERMIT - Moonkyte 4. ALL THINGS ARE QUITE SILENT – Steeleye Span 5. UPON REFLECTION - Heron 6. LOVE IS COME AGAIN - Parchment 7. STARGAZER – Shelagh McDonald 8. THERE ARE NO GREATER HEROES - Tony Caro & John 9. VISIONARY MOUNTAINS – Joan Armatrading 10. GLOW OF THE FIRELIGHT - Tuesday 11. SEARCHING FOR LAMBS – Warm Gold 12. SAMANTHA CAROL FRAGMENTS - Benjamin Delaney Lion 13. FOTHERINGAY – Fairport Convention 14. YOU KNOW WHAT HAS TO BE – Frozen Tear 15. MEANWHILE BACK IN THE FOREST - Hunt Lunt & Cunningham 16. FIRST GIRL I LOVED - The Incredible String Band 17. HALFDAN’S DAUGHTER – The Moths 18. THE MUTANT – Trader Horne 19. MEETING BY THE MOONLIGHT MILL – Dry Heart 20. HIGHWAYS (MISTY MIST) - Tyrannosaurus Rex 21. GABILAN – Duncan Browne 22. SAND ALL YELLOW – Kevin Coyne

Disc Three: 1. GARDEN SONG – Bill Fay 2. MUSIC OF THE AGES - C.O.B. 3. A SONG FOR THE SYSTEM – Everyone Involved 4. THE COLOUR IS BLUE – Country Sun 5. SILENT VILLAGE – Wild Country 6. WELCOME TO THE CITADEL – Marc Brierley 7. THE EVIL VENUS TREE - The Occasional Word 8. STANDING ON THE SHORE – Anne Briggs 9. KIND SIR - Agincourt 10. EAGLE – Mick Softly 11. ROSEMARY HILL – Fresh Maggots 12. THE HAPPY KING – Music Box 13. ME AND MY KITE - Fuchsia 14. WIZARD SHEP - The Sun Also Rises 15. SCARBOROUGH FAIR – Folkal Point 16. PRISONER – Marie Celeste 17. PATRICE – Simon Finn 18. GIRL OF THE COSMOS – Shide & Acorn 19. ELEGY TO A DEAD KING - Chimera 20. SILENCE RETURNS - Beau 21. ORANGE DAYS AND PURPLE NIGHTS – Mother Nature

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