Wednesday, January 4, 2023

VA - Deep In The Woods, Pastoral Psychedelia And Funky Folk 1968-1975 [2022] (3 x CDs)


VA - Deep in the Woods, Pastoral Psychedelia and Funky Folk 1968-1975 [2022] (3 x CDs)

Triple CD set collecting rare cuts and cult favourites from the worlds of psychedelic, pastoral and funky folk, 1968-1975. Focusing on the outpouring of psychedelic folk flavours that emerged swiftly after the first psychedelic era. Featuring some wonderful selections from long collectable acts such as Sunforest, Mellow Candle, Trees, Heron, Trader Horne, Christine Harwood and many more. Compiled by Richard Norris (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve/The Grid), the compilation is themed around UK and Irish music from that hallowed period and comes with a 7000-word essay and sleeve notes from the musician/producer. Celebrating the collision of traditional folk with new psychedelic studio techniques, new and exotic textures, and a developing groove. It's a wide and broad range of styles, drawing from folk, it's oral storytelling tradition, and also from jazz, beat, rhythm and blues, and the more mind opening sounds of psychedelia. Housed in a 3 CD digipack, designed in a striking wraparound collage by Lyndon Pike. (Amazon)



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Track list


01 Fat Mattress Leafy Lane 2:51

02 Knocker Jungle Not Even A Letter 3:19

03 Duffy Power I Need You 2:02

04 Mike Hurst Face From The Past 4:05

05 Ray Fenwick I Wanna Stay Here 4:47

06 Hardin And York Natural Gas 2:39

07 Open Road Mother Earth 5:18

08 Paul Brett Motherless Child On A Merry-Go-Round 2:34

09 The Woods Band Noisey Johnny 2:38

10 Meic Stevens Yorric 8:48

11 Marc Ellington You Just Cant Believe What You See 3:46

12 Alan James Eastwood Crystal Blue 3:46

13 Arriva La Virra 4:46

14 Dando Shaft Cold Wind 4:13

15 Linda Hoyle Hymn To Valerie Solanas 4:00

16 Nirvana Nova Sketch 1:53

17 Brian Davisons Every Which Way Castle Sand 6:47

18 Jade Warrior Yellow Eyes 2:56

19 Writing On The Wall Buffalo 6:53


01 Chris Harwood Wooden Ships 5:02

02 Bridget St John John Fly High 3:23

03 Dando Shaft Rain 5:06

04 Heron Lord And Master 4:53

05 Mellow Candle Silversong 4:29

06 Trees Murdoch 5:11

07 Keith Christmas Foothills 4:01

08 Trader Horne Morning Way 4:38

09 Miller Anderson Shadows Cross My Wall 6:03

10 Ghost Time Is My Enemy 4:08

11 Kevin Coyne Flowering Cherry 2:44

12 Second Hand Hangin On An Eyelid 4:21

13 Fuchsia Shoes And Ships 6:15

14 Mike Hurst Place In The Country 3:23

15 Amber Swan In The Evening 4:38

16 Global Village Trucking Company The Inevitable Fate Of Ms Danya Sox 2:53

17 Mighty Baby Jug Of Love 6:22


01 Sunforest Magician In The Mountain 4:14

02 Chris Harwood Crying To Be Heard 5:05

03 Wizz Jones City Of The Angels 6:06

04 Jade Warrior Lady Of The Lake 3:21

05 Knocker Jungle Oh To Be Free 2:52

06 Bridget St John John Silver Coin 3:06

07 Friends In The Morning 3:17

08 Alan James Eastwood Lotus Child 3:28

09 Deviants Bun 2:40

10 Jade Amongst Anemones 3:54

11 Principal Edwards Magic Theatre The Death Of Don Quixote 13:32

12 Yvonne Elliman Hawaii 3:12

13 Occasional Word The Evil Venus Tree 3:51

14 Ian A Anderson Goblets And Elms 1:26

15 Bill Nelson Rejoice 4:46

16 Zior Time Is The Reason 2:48

17 Curtis Knight With Zeus New Horizon 3:52

18 Linda Lewis Reach For The Truth 4:47




  1. Replies
    1. Happy New Year, Professor.
      This is a terrific set for those who pick it up.

  2. Thank you, this post looks very promising, have a lovely day.

    1. Hi Nimrod.
      I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.

  3. You're welcome, bluero54.

  4. Thanks a lot Butterboy for this such an interesting post!!!

    1. Glad you like it, Il Commendatore.
      I really do enjoy this box.