ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE ~ GETTING IT TOGETHER IN THE COUNTRY 1968-74
Across The Great Divide: Getting It Together In The Country is the first compilation to shine a light on this curiously neglected stitch in the constantly-evolving British rock tapestry of the late Sixties/early Seventies.
Joining huge names like Rod Stewart, Traffic and Fairport Convention are cult underground acts, mainstream Sixties pop groups updating their sound, a post-Dylan wave of back-to-the-land singer/songwriters and a clutch of righteously obscure rural rockers whose music failed to find an outlet at the time. Over three 3CDs and four hours of music (including several tracks that have never previously been issued), and housed in a clamshell box containing a 44-page booklet, Across The Great Divide assiduously charts the fascinating period when a posse of British musicians bravely attempted to build Cripple Creek in perfidious Albion’s green and pleasant land before shrugging their shoulders and moving on to either glam-rock, hard rock or the movement’s logical successor, the spit-and-sawdust pub rock circuit. Happy trails!