I spent a winter in Wallsend on Tyne in a three-bedroom flat with the only heating a one-bar electric fire in the living room. I have never been so cold … Continue readingLindisfarne: Winter Song
From the 1974 album Streetlights, Bonnie’s version of the Joni Mitchell song which I read somewhere is about Leonard Cohen.
More Fairportery; this time the lovely title track from an album released in 1984.
Richard Lovelace’s beautiful poem set to music by Fairport in 1973. ‘Fishes that tipple in the deep know no such liberty.’
First track from the great Canadian’s 2003 debut album Failer. What a brilliant sound she has. And what a shame she gave it up to run a coffee shop.
One of the best songs from the underrated Greendale album. I think of this as one of Neil’s most recent records yet it’s 16 years old already!
George had to be persuaded to record this beautiful song in 1967 because he thought it was too middle of the road. It became one of his biggest hits.
A serene selection for Sunday morning from the Mish. This is on the 2001 compilation Small Planes.
Delightful clip from 1977, when Ryland still shuffled awkwardly as he played.
Beguiling cut from the 1994 landmark indie album Bee Thousand.