Thursday, April 19, 2007

Keith Christmas-Fable of the wings (Folk Rock 1970)

While Keith Christmas' second album was an improvement over his debut, there was still the sense that it was a stretch of his talents to fill an entire record with decent material. In its favor, it had some nicely integrated, varied arrangements that show more imagination than many other British folk-rock recordings of the early '70s: the jazzy piano-dominated vamp of "Waiting for the Wind to Rise," the lovely female backup harmonies on "The Fawn," the languid tempo of "Lorri," the gothic organ of "Kent Lullaby," the Mellotron-acoustic guitar-piano combination of "Hamlin," the rapid whirl of acoustic guitar picking on "Fable of the Wings." About half of the songs were mighty pretty, particularly "Hamlin" and the delicate "The Fawn." Christmas was good at establishing an attractively melancholy musical setting, but his rambling lyrics just couldn't hold up their part of the weight, and he was given to tracks that went on and on for way too long before fading, particularly on "Waiting for the Wind to Rise."
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2 Comments:

Blogger Biby Cletus said...

Nice post, its a really cool blog that you have here, keep up the good work, will be back.

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11:07 AM  
Blogger elitest said...

....not a particularly nice post IMHO...Fable is a great album and the title track is as wonderful today as it was then..keith is still recording and sounds great !!!

4:39 AM  

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