* The Electric Eden series is a radiophonic adaptation of Rob Young’s (@rspyoung) phantastic book, 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 Traffic, Heron, Bill Fay, Nick Drake, and John Martyn.
* 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 / 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.
Playlist01 | Traffic - John Baleycorn (Must Die)
02 | Heron - Lord & Master
03 | Bill Fay - Garden Song
04 | Bill Fay - Sing Us One of Your Songs May
05 | Nick Drake - River Man
06 | Nick Drake - The Thoughts of Mary Jane
07 | Nick Drake - At the Chime of the City Clock
08 | Nick Drake - Northern Sky
09 | Nick Drake - Pink Moon
10 | Nick Drake - Road
11 | John & Beverly Martyn - Stormbringer
12 | John Martyn - Glistening Glyndebourne
13 | John Martyn - Solid Air
14 | John Martyn - Don't Want to Know
15 | John Martyn - Small Hours