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    Wednesday, 21 February 2007

    Harvest Festival focuses on the label's two more successful styles.

    First there's the folkier side, comprising ardent traditionalists like Shirley and Dolly Collins, Martin Carthy, and The Albion Band; folk-influenced individualists like Michael Chapman and the great Roy Harper; and exceedingly twee folk-poppers like Panama Limited Jug Band, Third Ear Band and Gryphon. Between them, this lot contribute many of Harvest Festival's most appealing moments, especially if you have a taste for finger-picked acoustic guitars and hand percussion.

    But the majority of Harvest Festival is devoted to post-psychedelic artists who were able to skew pop-song conventions just enough to turn them into something totally unique. Syd Barrett, Kevin Ayers, Be-Bop Deluxe, and the grand Roy Wood dynasty -- The Move (was a better single than "Do Ya" released in the '70s?), the Electric Light Orchestra, Wizzard and his solo records -- are the true stars of Harvest Festival. It's their songs, not those of their better-selling brethren like Deep Purple and ... Read more »
    Category: Prog/Classic rock/Blues | Views: 3762 | Added by: Opa-Loka | Date: 21 February 2007 | Rating: 5.0/2


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