An Evening With Dando Shaft



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Vinyl LP pressing. Dando Shaft An Evening With.

This, the 1970 debut album from British Folkies Dando Shaft is a superb album. Using only acoustic instrumentation, and without a drummer, they manage to produce a thrilling, vibrant sound. It’s an album that I find really suits the Autumn of the year, when nights drawn in and it starts getting chilly. Dando Shaft seemed to tap into that sense of ‘getting back to the roots’ that British Folk-Rock of the early seventies did back then. Songs such as ‘Rain;, ‘Cold Wind’ and ‘September Wine’ are really evocative and quite beautiful. The rather more languid and summery closer, ‘Lazily Slowly’ has a dreamy melody and flute motif that is achingly beautiful. A fine album, at its best on vinyl

Formed in the West Midlands manufacturing town of Coventry in 1968, esteemed psychedelic folk group Dando Shaft are revered as key influencers of the progressive strand of the 1960s folk revival, and the interplay of melodies on guitar, mandolin and violin made their sound distinctive, thanks to frontman Martin Jenkins, whose expressive vocals compliment his intricate lines, while Roger Bullen’s melodious bass helps to lubricate the proceedings. Recorded before Polly Bolton’s harmonic presence shifted the emphasis of their output, this 1970 masterwork is required listening for all progressive folk devotees.

Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 31 x 31 x 0.5 cm; 490 Grams
Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Trading Places
Original Release Date ‏ : ‎ 2023
Label ‏ : ‎ Trading Places
Country of origin ‏ : ‎ Netherlands
Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 1


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