Sunday, November 7, 2010

John Renbourn - The Enchanted Garden (1980 England) @320


THE ENCHANTED GARDEN, the John Renbourn Group's follow-up to A MAID IN BEDLAM, is a delight. Although Renbourn's typically exquisite six and 12-string guitars are at the forefrontof the arrangements, it's ex-Pentangle singer Jacqui McShee's angelic voice that first arrests the listener. Although less well known than Sandy Denny, Maddy Prior, or June Tabor, McShee is every bit their equal.The flute, woodwind, and reed coloring that Tony Roberts adds to these eight tracksenhances the proceedings without becoming overbearing. Subtle hand percussion and tabla also underpin many of the songs. A blend of early music and traditional British balladry, THE ENCHANTED GARDEN is
endlessly fascinating, with a breathtaking guitar tour de force in the opening "Pavane Belle Qui Tiens Ma Vie/Tourdion".

01. Pavane "Belle, Qui Tiens Ma Vie" / Tourdion
02. The Truth From Above
03. Le Tambourin
04. The Plains Of Waterloo
05. The Maid On The Shore
06. Douce Dame Jolie
07. A Bold Young Farmer
08. Sidi Brahim


John Renbourn: guitar and vocals
Tony Roberts: flute, clarinet, glockenspiel, recorder, vocals, wind, whistle, recorder, cornemeuse
Jacqui McShee: vocals
John Molineux: dulcimer, mandolin, vocals
Kesh Sathie: percussion
Glem Tommy: drums
Keshaw Sathe: cymbals, tabla
John Monineux: dulcimer, fiddle, mandolin, vocals, whistle, spoons and psaltery

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Crimson King and Friends
Renbourn is one of my personal favourites. Some of those I have are coded at 128Kbs, so I hope you post them all...
A Zillion thanks!!!
May the Sound be with you

Marley

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I had no idea this existed, and I loved "Maid of Bedlam."

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much. Been looking for this a long time.

Mullers said...

Thanks - for the Renbourn posts. Much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

A blessing to replace some old Renbourn cassettes. Many thanks

CrimsonKing said...

Enjoy it! :)

Anonymous said...

merci beaucoup, muchas gracias, dankeschön for favourite renbourn album, may we enchant our hearts and garden eden here on earth to share free resources of life's gifts brother- and sisterly, best of luck 2u

rintesh said...

Thanks.

CrimsonKing said...

NEW LINK:

The Enchanted Garden


Password: folkyourself.blogspot.com
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Anonymous said...

Great site! Thank you !!

Stuffy from Sweden

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