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    Main » 2010 » December » 17 » Plainsong ~ 1972 ~ In Search Of Amelia Earhart
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    Plainsong ~ 1972 ~ In Search Of Amelia Earhart
    Plainsong ~ 1972 ~ In Search Of Amelia Earhart
    genre: country, folk
    country: uk
    quality: lossless (ape, cue, log, scans)
    time: 39'52" size: 215 mb
     
    Wiki:
    Plainsong was originally a British country rock/folk rock band, formed in early 1972 by Ian (later Iain) Matthews, formerly of Fairport Convention; Andy Roberts, previously of The Liverpool Scene; Dave Richards; and Bob Ronga. The original group split up before the end of 1972 but, since the early 1990s, Matthews and Roberts intermittently performed and recorded together, with other musicians, as Plainsong.
    The album was critically well-received but was not a commercial success. The group toured extensively with drummer Roger Swallow and began recording a second album, but Matthews and Richards disagreed on the direction the album should take, Ronga left before the sessions were completed, and the band broke up. Matthews and Roberts each then began recording again as solo artists.
    Working with producer Sandy Roberton (Hard Meat, Steeleye Span, Shirley Collins), Ian and bandmates, notably Andy Roberts who shared vocals on the album, created an atypical British folk album conceived around the idea of the legends surrounding Amelia Earhart and her supposed demise.
    Matthews had read a book by Fred Goerner hypothesizing that Earhart and her flying companion Frederick Noonan had crashed around the Japanese held Marshall Island area and been taken prisoner by the Japanese on Saipan, in the Marianas, in 1937. Their plane had supposedly been outfitted with aerial cameras and had a bigger fuel tank than anyone outside of the US government knew. After being grilled by Japanese interrogators Earhart would perish of dysentery, and Noonan was beheaded by the Japanese.

    "For the Second Time" (Ian Matthews) - 3:51
    "Yo Yo Man" (Rick Cunha, Marty Cooper) - 2:13
    "Louise" (Paul Siebel) - 3:18
    "Call the Tune" (Ian Matthews) - 5:22
    "Diesel on My Tail" (Jim Fagan) - 2:03
    "Amelia Earhart's Last Flight" (Dave McEnery) - 4:05
    "I'll Fly Away" (Albert E. Brumley) - 2:03
    "True Story of Amelia Earhart" (Ian Matthews) - 4:32
    "Even the Guiding Light" (Ian Matthews) - 4:12
    "Side Roads" (Ian Matthews) - 3:29
    "Raider" (Jerry Yester, Judy Henske) - 4:32
     
    Ian Matthews - guitar, vocals
    Andy Roberts - guitar, vocals
    Dave Richards - guitar, vocals
    Bob Ronga - bass, vocals
    Martin Jenkins - mandolin, cello, mandola
    Dave Mattacks - drums
    Timi Donald - drums
     
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    Total comments: 6
    6 TRAMPje   (01.12.2011 00:15)
    Thank you.
    I got the original LP, but its scratch sad
    I hope this one is better smile

    5 sharksandwich   (07.07.2011 22:17)
    avatarThanks Oleg, I'm glad to have gotten this.

    4 Sexto   (24.12.2010 20:48)
    Very Much biggrin

    3 lplover   (22.12.2010 00:34)
    avatarMy old vinyl isn't in good shape anymore, so this is a wonderful chance to get this outstanding album (imo). Thanks a lot, oe. one more time a brilliant choice
    lplover

    2 Chile con Juevo   (18.12.2010 20:45)
    This would have to be my personal favorite Ian Matthews release.

    1 marastha   (18.12.2010 12:29)
    avatarThanks a million. Been looking fora good rip of this one for ages.

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