Essential: A masterpiece of Progressive-Folk music
The Young Tradition was formed on 18 April 1965 by Peter Bellamy (8 September 1944 – 19 September 1991), Royston Wood (born 1935 died 8 April 1990) and Heather Wood (born Arielle Heather Wood, 31 March 1945, Attercliffe, Sheffield, Yorkshire) (who was unrelated to Royston Wood). Most of their repertoire was traditional British folk music, sung without instrumental accompaniment, and was drawn especially from the music of the Copper Family from Sussex, who had a strong oral musical tradition. They augmented the pure folk music with some composed songs which were strongly rooted in the English folk tradition, such as sea shanties written by Cyril Tawney, of which “Chicken on a Raft” was the most notable.
Originally a two-LP set, The Very Best of Poco was a decent compilation in its time, assembling the group’s best-known songs from singles and album cuts in a straightforward order with no particular surprises.
Excellent addition to any Fusion music collection.
Depending on the mood you’re in, this compilation album will make you dream, smile, or cry a nostalgic tear. It is a typical Windham Hill sampler: wistful, joyful, lush, and lovely. Most songs stick with piano or string instrumentation, and none of them could ever be classified as up-tempo. A few of the tracks, including “The Gift” and “Sung to Sleep,” sound like Windham Hill’s famous pianist George Winston, but they are actually performed by lesser-known artists.
Excellent addition to any prog-rock music collection
Only released in Great Britain, Germany and Australia (New Zealand) in October, 1970, “FRESH EAR” from D, B, M & T was their one and only albums. So off the beaten path is this, that in over 20 years of living and breathing power pop, this release has never come up in passing on any compilation tapes or mentions in tens of thousands of email exchanges with music fans since the early 90s.