ROBIN SCOTT woman from the warm grass NM NL LP ACID FOLK PROG PSYCH Mighty baby

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04 Jul 2018
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ROBIN SCOTT - woman from the warm grass
Original Dutch pressing on the Green light label from 1969 with the unique sleeve design. 
This album has great acoustic arrangements backed by some of the most beautifully composed and personal lyrics. A lot of the time it breaks from its folk mold and becomes more of a folk rock or even baroque pop record.  The legendary pysch group Mighty Baby plays with Robin on this record when his acoustic guitar needs some full band backing to turn his heartwrenching songs into full-blown baroque ballads. You can hear clear influences of folk legends such as Dylan and Donovan (who most English folk artists drew inspiration from at the time). Although his influences are clear, this album draws together many aspects of folk music and he fashions them all into his own unique sound. With this record out of press for decades and only having recently been released on cd, it has become on of the most sought after acid folk rock albums of all time.
Condition:The sleeve is in VG+ condition (fragile cover has split seams).The record is in NM condition.
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[isdntekvideo] Robin Scott's 1969 album Woman from the Warm Grass was very much in the mold of many British folk-ground artists of the time who were gingerly making the transition to a folk-rock sound. In fact, in material and presentation, Scott was fairly similar in feel to a few other artists that producer Sandy Roberton worked with, including Al Jones, Keith Christmas, and Shelagh McDonald. Scott's vocals and songs were earnest and verbose, with the reflective fragile moodiness (and yearning, sometimes florid romanticism) found in many British folk/folk-rock singer/songwriters of the era, from Al Stewart and Donovan on down. As artists in this genre go, Scott's pleasant and reasonably interesting, though not distinguished. He and Roberton do vary the arrangements, sometimes opting for just solo acoustic guitar and voice, at others using full rock backing from the band Mighty Baby. Generally, the unplugged tracks work better; "The Sound of Rain," with subdued orchestration backing the acoustic guitar, has the sort of narrative-oriented mystical acid folk pioneered by Donovan, while "Song of the Sun" has the poetic wordy gray melancholy very particular to this period of British folk. So there's a lot here for listeners who dig this particular micro-style in general, with the notable exception of an overwhelmingly strong vocal or songwriting individuality, though Scott's likable enough. Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide
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