Friday, 23 January 2015

Pauline Filby (Rare Folk Album UK 1969)

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The first ever CD-reissue of the nice and warm sounding X-ian folk album by Pauline Filby, which she recorded with guitar virtuso Gordon Giltrap. An essential album for anyone into the UK's psych/hippie underground folk movement of the '70s.

Many singers of popular music have all kinds of problems in merely trying to decide what songs to put on two sides pf a Long Player. This, I'm sure, is the reason why so many groups and singers in recent years have resorted to writing their own songs, and those that have managed to create something new have carved lifetime careers for themselves. The Beatles must head the list in this field.

Pauline Filby has solved the material hubting problem in this way, as all but three of the songs of this album are written by her. Not just a pretty voice, mate ! One is always reading that "here is a new star about to happen, folks" but in this case, I feel quite sincerely that Pauline has a great future for herself, providing the necessary things click into place, such as management and exploitation, etc.

The backing for this collection of songs is quite adequate, with no undue complications, plus some very nifty work on guitar by Gordon Giltrap which definitely stands out. Don't go running away with the idea that this is a series of folky-type religious songs. I'm sure the first sixteen bars of "Jigsaw" will break that illusion.

Altogether, this is a delightful LP featuring a girl who should be a delightful future star.

Original UK 1969 vinyl LP on Herald (LLR 567)
Now sellinf for USD 200-250.00

♫♪♪ Pauline Filby - vocals, guitar
♫♪♪ Gordon Giltrap - guitar ( 4 tracks )
♫♪♪ Bill Pownall - bass guitar, guitar
♫♪♪ Jack Watson - banjo, harmonica
♫♪♪ Brian Osmond - clarinet
♫♪♪ Tim Anderson - drums
♫♪♪ Brian Cresswell - flute
♫♪♪ Bruce Duncan - harmonica

01. A Day 2:06
02. Believe 1:59
03. Trouble 2:11
04. Loneliness 1:56
05. Tramp on the Street 4:18
06. Show Me a Rainbow 3:28
07. Satisfied Mind 3:39
08. Friday Street 3:13
09. Jigsaw 3:58
10. The Temptation 3:14
11. Amen 1:55

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Listen to track 6: "Show Me a Rainbow"

Pauline Filby
Uk Herald Vinyl Label


Timmy said...

Great! Thanx.......

Anonymous said...

Thanks Chris. The sample track sounds good.

Anonymous said...

The rarest UK folk album was Hunter Musket's Every time you move. Mint copies went for £300 plus. Has been released on CD a few years ago but without re-mastering a couple of the last tracks have a little bit of blasting on the vocal. However well worth having.
here'a couple of tracks on youtube.

waitsfornoone2005 said...

I appreciate the sample track - a nice feature.

Anonymous said...

Great! Thanx chris
I would be happy for another psychedelic folk Posts

Unknown said...

Would you please re-upload this for me?