Saturday, October 1, 2016

Dulcimer - Room For Thought (1971 England) @320


DULCIMER were a longstanding collective consisting of three musicians, all multi-instrumentalists: Dave Eaves, Pete Hodges and Jem North. The band's origins are sketchy, but they recorded their debut 'And I Turned As I Had Turned As a Boy' as a trio under the direction of Troggs manager Larry Page in 1970. The album made little impression at the time but is widely sought-after by serious UK folk music collectors today. The album has been reissued several times on both vinyl and CD.

The band recorded twice more in the early seventies before fading into obscurity, but neither 'Room for Thought' or 'A Land Fit for Heroes' (with rural English author Fred Archer) would find their way into official release until years later.

DULCIMER had a resurgence of sorts in the nineties thanks to the small President Records label, who released a trio of the band's albums as well as the shelved 'Room for Thought' project on CD ('A Land Fit for Heroes' had been issued thanks to the band's own financing in 1980).

Their music has been described as folk-rock and is mostly acoustic, but the band's penchant for odd themes, creative arrangements and occasional progressive forays merits them inclusion here in the Archives. DULCIMER will appeal to fans of understated, acoustic-driven music with classic folk instrumentation such as mandolins, acoustic guitars, flutes and of course dulcimers.
>> Bio by Bob Moore (aka ClemofNazareth) <<


01 - To Need Her
02 - Statues In Maryland
03 - Mr. Rip Van Winkle
04 - The Planters Cottage
05 - Running On Down The Road
06 - Empty Hallways
07 - Grey Lady Morning
08 - Missing The Head
09 - Mr. Time
10 - Sandalwood Sailors
11 - Scarlet Lady
12 - But Maybe Not

Dave Eaves / acoustic guitars, woodwinds, vocals 
Pete Hodge / acoustic guitars, mandolin, dulcimer, vocals 
Jem North / bass, assorted percussion


3 comments:

CrimsonKing said...

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Room For Thought
PW: folkyourself.blogspot.com
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Anonymous said...

Hi CrimsonKing.
Listening to the record now. Very nice! Thanks :-)
Jan

Left Blank said...

I like it a lot ! Thanks.

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