ENT008 10” Vinyl AMBER - 'PEARLS OF AMBER'
In the aftermath of his tenure with Danish power trio, Hurdy Gurdy, Mac MacLeod found himself face to face with old pal Donovan Leitch backstage at the Stones free concert in Hyde Park in July 1969.
Another old friend from the St Albans folk scene was also there, Julian McAllister and the seeds were sown that summer afternoon for a musical collaboration.
Using lead guitar, bass, flute and sitar, Mac brings subtle colours and flavours to McAllister’s original songs.
As the sleeve note observes –‘ acoustic music that derives from folk and blues with a touch of psychedelia’.
A must for anyone smitten by the Incredible String Band, Donovan or Dr Strangely Strange, the message on their 1971 promotional flyer captures the mood perfectly –
‘the river flows from mountains in the east meanders gently into the forests of folklore’- poetic, Eastern-tinged folk rock at its finest.
Side 1 Sea Shell Rock Me; White Angel; Swan in the Evening
Side 2 Sing on the Sunlight; Sea Shell Rock Me (Alternative Version); Earlie in the Morning
Out of Print