Performers: Martin Best (voice, guitar, lute), Jeremy Barlow (flute and recorder), Alistair McLachlan (violin and viola), Julian Byzantine (guitar), Colin Bilham (contrabass), Marilyn Sansom (cello), David Corkhill (percussion).
Release date: 1979
Out of print; not (to my knowledge) reissued on CD.
This recording reassembles most of the ensemble which made the wonderful `To Carl Michael with Love', with persuasive results. It also reprises that LP's mix of Swedish and English ballads and songs. The bittersweet atmosphere generated by Martin's recordings with these players, and of this material, is deeply affecting and really has no equivalent in the work of any other recording artist at any time. Future generations will rediscover this music and wonder why it was so little understood and appreciated in its own age.
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