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Monday, February 27, 2017

Julie Felix - Clotho's Web (1972 us / uk, amazing folk rock with great accompaniment, 2009 remaster and expanded)



From the opening title track, with its arresting arrangement possibly masterminded by John Paul Jones, it’s immediately clear that this is an album to be taken seriously. At the time of its release, Julie Felix was already well established, having enjoyed ample BBC TV coverage for her easy folk song interpretations. By 1970, however, she was ready to move forward when she signed with Mickie Most.

The first 12 tracks here make up her Clotho’s Web album, which features all Felixpenned songs bar one. More importantly, it pulled in fuller instrumentation from the likes of Danny Thompson, Big Jim Sullivan, Davey Johnstone and the aforementioned Mr Jones, whose work with Most’s production helped make the resultant collection striking, atmospheric and highly convincing. Felix’s vocals are strong, confident and are placed well up front. Eight bonuses, mostly non-album singles, are added, making this a good value package. Worth the price of admission for the title track alone, which stands as one of the great folk-rock moments.
by Kingsley Abbott


Tracks
1. Clotho's Web - 3:35
2. Windy Morning - 3:05
3. Fire Water Earth And Air - 3:06
4. Clickety Clack - 2:57
5. Beside The Still Fjord - 2:47
6. The Ballad Of San Andreas (John Carter, Gillian Shakespeare) - 3:22
7. Hills Of May - 1:55
8. Moonlight - 2:41
9. Happiness - 3:48
10.The Lean Years - 3:05
11.Summer On Fire - 4:36
12.Lady - 4:24
13.Heaven Is Here (Errol Brown, Tony Wilson) - 3:12
14.Soon - 3:28
15.Watching, Waiting - 2:22
16.Portrait of A Mistress As A Young Girl - 3:51
17.If I Could - 3:12
18.Alone - 2:33
19.Snakeskin - 3:08
20.Moonlight - 3:01
All compositions by Julie Felix except where stated

Musicians
*Julie Felix - Vocals, Guitar
*Big Jim Sullivan - Guitars
*Cozy Powell - Drums
*Danny Thompson - Bass
*Davey Johnstone - Guitar
*Dougie Wright - Drums
*John "Rabbit" Bundrick - Keyboards
*John Fiddy - Bass
*John Paul Jones - Bass
*Stephan Grossmann - Guitar

1966  Julie Felix - Changes (Vinyl issue)
1967  Julie Felix - Flowers (Vinyl release)  

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3 comments:

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mazigazi said...

wow! Zeppelin-fueled folk! thanks!