The Owl Service - A Garland of Song [2008]

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

1 A Garland Of Song (Folk Revival) (2:13)
2 Child Ballad No.49 (Or The Rolling Of The Stones) (2:59)
3 Hoodening (2:10)
4 The North Country Maid (2:39)
5 Katie Cruel (3:21)
6 The Lammas (1:46)
7 Oxford City (Or The Jealous Lover) (2:55)
8 Turpin Hero (4:09)
9 The Dorset Hanging Oak (6:33)
10 Apple Tree Man (3:08)
11 Child Ballad No.219 (The Gardener Child) (5:16)
12 Corn Dollies (1:26)
13 Flanders Shore (4:44)

The Owl Service was formed by Steven Collins on 6th June 2006 as a vehicle to explore his love of British films and television of the 1960s and 70s, the great outdoors and the sound of the English folk revival.

A Garland Of Song was recorded and mixed almost entirely at home, with a group of like-minded collaborators, between December 2006 and June 2007; it fuses traditional British folk ballads with elements of psychedelic rock, occasionally bordering on a doom-laden garage sound, and is interspersed with Steven's original instrumental compositions. It recalls the great acid-folk bands of the late '60s/early '70s but never once sounds contrived or overtly retro - nobody has approached trad folk quite like this for over 30 years.


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graaf24 said...

BIG THANKS, this is great, I’m looking for this album from the time when I listen North Country Maid version on compilation CD John Barleycorn Reborn: Dark Britannica!
Very different music compared with EP - Cine (The Director's Cut (this is only I have from TOS), and much better in my opinion. Superb post as always!!!

Pozdrav, Graaf

Farmer boy said...

So good!

Anonymous said...

I loved this so much! Thank you! :)