Sunday, August 24, 2014

Strawbs - From the Witchwood (1971)

Progressive, psychedelic folk rock. The lyrics are dark, but the vocal harmonies, kaleidoscopic sitar leads, frilly keyboards, and chiming acoustic guitars are sunshine and gentle breezes. It was hard to pick which Strawbs album to post, as they have so many great ones, so I just went with From the Witchwood because I associate it with summer and I don't want this summer to end like it's about to. And Rick Wakeman plays on it, so you know it's the shit.

Track listing:
1. A Glimpse of Heaven
2. Witchwood
3. Thirty Days
4. Flight
5. The Hangman and the Papist
6. Sheep
7. Canon Dale
8. The Shepard's Song
9. In Amongst the Roses
10. I'll Carry On Beside You

Like some evil bird of prey
The scaffold spreads its wings
The people build their fires and bolt their doors