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Abendlandung #140 – Electric Eden Special, Part 2

30 November 2021
  • Folk
  • Delicate
  • Meditative
  • Melancholy
  • Mystical
  • Psychedelic

The Electric Eden series is a radiophonic adaptation of Rob Young’s fabulous book Electric Eden, an in-depth look into British visionary music in the 20th century, with a strong focus on folk and folk rock.

This time with music by and information about Shirley & Dolly Collins, The Young Tradition, Peter Bellamy, John Renbourn, The Pentangle, Meic Stevens, Van Morrison, Fairport Convention.

The Book: In his groundbreaking survey of more than a century of music making in the British Isles, Rob Young investigates how the idea of folk has been handed down and transformed by successive generations – song collectors, composers, Marxist revivalists, folk-rockers, psychedelic voyagers, free festival-goers, experimental pop stars and electronic innovators.

In a sweeping panorama of Albion’s soundscape that takes in the pioneer spirit of Cecil Sharp; the pastoral classicism of Ralph Vaughan Williams and Peter Warlock; the industrial folk revival of Ewan MacColl and A. L. Lloyd; the folk-rock of Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nick Drake, Shirley Collins, John Martyn and Pentangle; the bucolic psychedelia of The Incredible String Band, The Beatles and Pink Floyd; the acid folk of Comus, Forest, Mr Fox and Trees; The Wicker Man and occult folklore; the early Glastonbury and Stonehenge festivals; and the visionary pop of Kate Bush, Julian Cope and Talk Talk, Electric Eden maps out a native British musical voice that reflects the complex relationships between town and country, progress and nostalgia, radicalism and conservatism.

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01 | The Young Tradition – Lyke Wake Dirge / from „The Young Tradition“, 1966 Transatlantic Records.
02 | Peter Bellamy – The Queen's Men / from „ Merlin's Isle of Gramarye“, 1972 Argo.
03 | Shirley Collins – Polly Vaughan / from „The Power of the True Love Knot“, 1968 Polydor
04 | Shirley & Dolly Collins – A Forsaking (Our Captain Cried) / from „Anthems in Eden“, 1969 Harvest
05 | John Renbourn – The Earle of Salisbury / from „Sir John Alot Of Merrie Englandes Musyk Thyng & Ye Grene Knyghte“, 1968 Transatlantic Records
06 | John Renbourn – Forty Eight / from „Sir John Alot Of Merrie Englandes Musyk Thyng & Ye Grene Knyghte“, 1968 Transatlantic Records
07 | The Pentangle – Pentangling / from „The Pentangle“, 1968 Transatlantic Records
08 | Meic Stevens – Yorric / from „Outlander“, 1970 Warner Bros. Recordings
09 | Van Morrison – Astral Weeks / from „Astral Weeks“, 1968 Warner Bros. Recordings
10 | The Pentangle – Light Flight / from „Basket of Light“, 1969 Transatlantic Records
11 | Pentangle – When I get home / from „Reflection“, 1971 Transatlantic Records
12 | The Pentangle – Willy O'Winsbury / from „Solomon's Seal“, 1972 Reprise Records
13 | Fairport Convention – I don't know where I stand / from „Fairport Convention“, 1968 Polydor
14 | Fairport Convention – Autopsy / from „Unhalfbricking“, 1969 Island Records
15 | Fairport Convention – Who knows where the time goes / from „Unhalfbricking“, 1969 Island Records
16 | Fairport Convention – Reynardine / from „Liege and Lief“, 1969 Island Records

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