Together (Nicro K 091078) 1978 UK *

 

 

 

 

 

 

Witness - Together

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charming unknown British male/female folk custom from East Anglia, England. This is the edgier more interesting variety of UK folk, echoing the home-grown style of groups like Aslan, Carpenter’s Apprentice and Sanctus. From guitar/banjo pickers (‘I’m Gonna Write A Song’, John Denver’s ‘Grandma’s Feather Bed’) to upbeat flute-accompanied acoustic janglers (‘Sussex Carol’, ‘Building A Wall’, ‘Are You Walking’) to simple guitar ballads (‘Halos Of Gold’). Dreamy flute, resonating finger cymbals and fragile harmonies bring an entrancing folk/psych mood to “White Dove’, a direct bulls-eye on the sound of those big dollar UK privates. Other instruments include auto-harp, mandolin and bongos. They do a couple songs off fellow countrymen The Advocates first album: ‘Miracle’ and ‘No Man’s Land’, the latter a boogie blues-rocker with entertaining primitive electric rhythm guitar. Includes covers of John Stewart’s ‘Armstrong’ and Peter, Paul & Mary’s ‘Leaving On A Jet Plane’. Also known as The Witness Gospel Band. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

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