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Edited Feb 19, 2011, 19:09
Essential Acid Folk
Feb 19, 2011, 19:06
I've just gone back to the original Bruton Town list after getting Shide & Acorn's Princess Of The Island, looking for more information on the band since i wasn't finding much elsewhere.
This has led me to reading through a thread there talking about records people thought wwere essential in the genre. People were making lists of essential artists, this being back in 2004. Thought I'd stick a few of them up here and see what you thought

1)Comus: First Utterance
Extradition: Hush
Fairport Convention: Liege & Lief
Gallery: The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Gryphon: s/t: & Midnight Mushrumps
John Renbourn: The Lady & the Unicorn, & The Hermit
John Renbourne: A Maid in Bedlam
John Renbourne: Sir John A lot of
Linda Perhacs: Parallelograms
Mellow Candle: Swaddling Songs
Midwinter: The Waters of Sweet Sorrow
Mr Fox: Mr Fox, & The Gipsy
Oberon: A Midsummer's Night Dream
Paul Giovanni: The Wicker Man
Pentangle: Cruel Sister
Pentangle: Solomon's Seal
Perry Leopold: Christian Lucifer
Richard & Linda Thompson: I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
Shide & Acorn: The Princess of the Island
Shirley & Dolly Collins: Anthems in Eden
Shirley & Dolly Collins: Love, Death & the Lady
Shirley Collins: The Power of the True Love Knot
Shirley Collins & the Albion Band: No Roses
Silly Sisters: s/t
Spirogyra: Bells: Boots and Shambles
Steeleye Span: Below the Salt
Steeleye Span: Parcel of Rogues
Steve Ashley: Stroll On Revisited
Stone Angel: s/t
Sweeney's Men: Sweeney's Men, & The Tracks of Sweeny
The Albion Band: Rise Up Like the Sun
The Albion Country Band: Battle of the Field
The Albion Dance Band: The Prospect Before Us
The Watersons: Frost and Fire
The Woods Band: s/t
These Trails: s/t
Tim Hart & Maddy Prior: Summer Solstice
Trees: The Garden of Jane Delawney
Trees : On the Shore
Tudor Lodge: Tudor Lodge
Vashti Bunyan: Just Another Diamond Day

2)Anne Briggs 'Time Has Come'
Forest - both
Bert Jansch - Jack Orion & Rosemary Lane
Third Ear Band - Fleance (just that song)
Incredible String Band - take your pick
Clive's Own Band (COB) - both albums
Lal & Mike Waterson - Bright Phobus
Tir Na Nog - first
Dulcimer - first
Mark Fry
Pearls Before Swine - Balaklava & The Use Of Ashes
Bread Love & Dreams - all three
Donovon - Gift From A Flower To A Garden (essential!!!!)
Perry Leopold - both
Tony, Caro & John

3)Sun Also Rises
Wooden Horse
Young Tradition
Blue epitaph
water into wine band

4)Carol Of Harvest,
Witthuser & Westrupp,
some Ougenweide,
Emma Myldenberger
Hölderlin's Traum

5)Sallyangie – Children of the Sun
Jan Jukes De Grey – Sorcerer
Fuchsia – ST
The Strawbs – From the Witchwood
These Trails – ST
Water into Wine Band – Harvest Time
Mandy Morton – Magic Lady
Tickawinda - Rosemary Lane
Trader Horne - Morning Way
Jade - Fly On Strangewings

So that was mainly individual's personal choices & 4) was specifically German groups the writer would have chosen over Broselmaschine. I'm not sure if much else has emerged over the last 7 years. I don't think anybody mentioned Pat Kilroy or The New age (&the latter of these wasn't available until a couple years later anyway. Had remained unreleased until RD did it)


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