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WHEN THE DAY IS DONE: THE ORCHESTRATIONS OF ROBERT KIRBY

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CD

Released: 23rd Feb 2018

£13.99


concentrating on his first wave of success, when a Robert Kirby arrangement was a guarantee of something special, this selection of some of his finest arrangement also serves as a look into the very best that 70s folk had to offer.

Nick Drake’s first two albums – “Five Leaves Left” & “Bryter Layter” – famously sold in tiny numbers when they were first released at the turn of the 70s. Their re-evaluation in the decades since, & the ever-increasing number of Drake fans around the world, has much to do with Robert Kirby, whose string, brass & woodwind arrangements helped to make the records so distinctive. Totemic of a post-60s, post-swinging England, Kirby’s orchestrations were relaxed, familiar, & entirely autumnal. By the end of the decade, there was almost no-one in the folk rock canon Robert Kirby hadn’t worked with: Shirley Collins, Ralph McTell, Sandy Denny, & Richard & Linda Thompson.

WHEN THE DAY IS DONE: THE ORCHESTRATIONS OF ROBERT KIRBY

Tracklist

  1. INTRODUCTION - Nick Drake
  2. FOREST AND THE SHORE - Keith Christmas
  3. OPHELIA’S SONG - SHELAGH McDonald
  4. I KEEP A CLOSE WATCH - John Cale
  5. DANCING AT WHITSUN - Tim Hart & Maddy Pryor
  6. RAINBOW RIVER - Vashti Bunyan
  7. I’VE SEEN THE MOVIE - Andy Roberts
  8. WHITE WITCH - Spriguns
  9. IT’S MY OWN WAY - Gillian McPherson
  10. FOLLOW ON - Steve Ashley
  11. SILVER THREADS AND GOLDEN NEEDLES - Sandy Denny
  12. LOVE IS A FUNNY THING - Spirogyra
  13. FRIEND TO ME - Gary Shearston
  14. HONOUR BRIGHT - Shirley Collins
  15. FIRST LIGHT - Richard & Linda Thompson
  16. RAVIOLE - Audience
  17. MADONNA BLUE - Illusion
  18. GIMME AN INCH GIRL - Ian Matthews
  19. WHAT MEMORIES WE MAKE - Dana Gillespie
  20. PICK UP A GUN - RALPH McTell