A progressive folk-influenced trio whose album is now very rare and sought-after. They were named after a Reading pub and became a popular folk attraction, appearing at the 1971 Cambridge Folk Festival.
The album sleeve folds out into a striking poster. The 'A' side of their 45 was one of the better tracks from the album. The flip side was a not on the album making the 45 of interest too.
The group's vocalist was born in the States. The material on the album is rather delicate and whimsical. It contains nice vocal harmonies and its finer moments include a version of
Ralph McTell's Kew Gardens, John Stannard's It All Comes Back To Me, Lyndon Green's Recollections, the traditional instrumental Madeline, as well as the opening cut, Willow Tree, a fine slice of acid-folk which captures Stewart's vocals at their best. This last-mentioned track was also included on Vertigo's 1971 Heads Together, First Round compilation.
The Zap reissue only came in a single sleeve but more recently counterfeits have been in circulation with the original fold-out sleeve and poster.
Tudor Lodge are still going as a duo, and have recently been recording some new material.
01. It All Comes Back To Me 4:19
02. Would You Believe ? 2:29
03. Recollection 3:17
04. Two Steps Back 2:52
05. Help Me Find Myself 4:19
06. Nobody's Listening 3:30
07. Willow Tree 3:20
08. Forest 3:36
09. I See A Man 3:00
10. The Lady's Changing Home 4:36
11. Madelin 4:04
12. Kew Gardens 2:21
- Lyndon Green / vocals, guitars
- John Stannard / vocals, guitars
- Ann Steuart / vocals, guitars, piano, flute
- Graham Lyons / bassoon, clarinet
- G Warcham / oboe, cor anglais
- Tony Coe / alto flute, clarinet
- Sonny / African drums
- Sergei Berzkorvany / violin
- David Marcoy / violin
- Fred Buxton / viola
- Suzanne Perreault / cello
- Danny Thompson / bass
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