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Lal & Mike Waterson - Bright Phoebus FLAC album

Performer: Lal
Genre: Rock / Folk and World music
Title: Bright Phoebus
Country: UK
Released: 1972
Style: Rock & Roll, Folk
FLAC version ZIP size: 1578 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1445 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1538 mb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 131

Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей Lal & Mike Waterson. Bright Phoebus' remains one of British music's classics. Hopefully one day this record will get the full remastered re-issue is fully deserves and in a way that benefits the musicians both artistically and financially. Until then it will firmly remain as a lost treasure. Ответить Показать 1 ответ Уведомить меня 6 Helpful. Редактировать мастер-релиз Сведения верны.

Elaine "Lal" Waterson (15 February 1943 – 4 September 1998) was an English folksinger and songwriter. She sang with, among others, The Watersons, The Waterdaughters and Blue Murder. She was born in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire. In 1998, she died suddenly in Robin Hood's Bay, of cancer diagnosed only ten days before. Lal Waterson's voice was stark but captivating, her songs lyrically ambitious and melodically powerful.

If you’ve never heard Bright Phoebus -or never even heard of Lal and Mike Waterson, the British sister and brother who recorded the obscure masterpiece with contemporary folk royalty in 1972-its opening will still feel immediately familiar. I’m the leader of the Rubber Band, a choir proclaims as a trumpet dances in the distance.

Artist: Lal & Mike Waterson. Album: Bright Phoebus. Bright Phoebus: Best 2 songs. Lal & Mike Waterson - Child Among The Weeds 03:25. Lal & Mike Waterson - Song For Thirza 04:27. Lal & Mike Waterson: best 2 tracks. Lal & Mike Waterson - Child Among The Weeds Bright Phoebus, 1972 03:25. Lal & Mike Waterson - Song For Thirza Bright Phoebus, 1972 04:27. Artist: Lal & Mike Waterson.

Mike and Lal Waterson, along with their sister Norma and cousin John Harrison, formed the a capella singing group The Watersons in the 1950s and grew to prominence as center points of the English folk renaissance of the 1960s, releasing three highly influential albums of traditional material before splitting up in 1968. work site to get it written down. An hour later, Bright Phoebus was complete, and Mike had been docked an hour’s pay. The resultant album was recorded through the beneficence of producer Bill Leader, who turned the downstairs of the Cecil Sharp House into a makeshift studio following the repeated cajoling of Ashley Hutchings and Martin Carthy, who’d heard the siblings each play their songs in progress and were convinced that the material needed to be recorded. They then coaxed Richard Thompson, Tim Hart, Maddy Prior, and Dave Mattacks to join the sessions.

Bright Phoebus, Lal and Mike Waterson’s 1972 folk-noir masterpiece, has long been recognised as one of British music's legendary lost records. Following the parting of ways of The Watersons and freed from the strictures of folk orthodoxy, Lal and Mike Waterson’s love of words allowed them to serve the needs of their songs in ways that weren’t possible when singing already written songs. Additionally under the supervision of David Suff (Topic/Fledging) and Marry Waterson (daughter of Lal), the album has been remastered from the original tapes. Alongside the reissue of the original album, there will be a deluxe version containing 12 demos for the album, themselves tinged with their own mythology.

In 2002, 30 years later, a number of England's finest singers have gathered to pay tribute to the songs that Mike and Lal Waterson wrote during this period. An incredibly eclectic disc, Shining Bright has been assembled from 15 different sessions. Many of the results are stunning.

Listen to Lal & Mike Waterson Radio featuring songs from Bright Phoebus free online. Слушать бесплатное интернет-радио, спорт, музыку, новости, разговорное и подкасты. События в прямом эфире, трансляции игр NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, университетских команд и матчи Премьер-лиги. CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, ESPN, BBC, NPR.


Rubber Band 2:57
The Scarecrow 3:49
Fine Horseman 3:31
Winifer Odd 2:42
Danny Rose 2:41
Child Among The Weeds 3:40
The Magical Man 2:46
Never The Same 2:54
To Make You Stay 2:11
Shady Lady 3:18
Red Wine Promises 3:03
Bright Phoebus 2:54


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
LES 2076 Lal* & Mike Waterson Lal* & Mike Waterson - Bright Phoebus ‎(LP, Album) Trailer LES 2076 UK 1972
LESCD2076 Lal* & Mike Waterson Lal* & Mike Waterson - Bright Phoebus ‎(CD, Album, RE) Leader LESCD2076 UK 2000
LESCD2076 Lal* & Mike Waterson Lal* & Mike Waterson - Bright Phoebus ‎(CDr, Album, RE) Leader LESCD2076 UK 2000
REWIGCD102P Lal* & Mike Waterson Lal* & Mike Waterson - Bright Phoebus ‎(CD, Album, Promo, RE, RM, Unofficial, Car) Domino REWIGCD102P Europe 2017
REWIGCD102 Lal* & Mike Waterson Lal* & Mike Waterson - Bright Phoebus ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Domino REWIGCD102 Europe 2017
REWIGCD102X Lal* & Mike Waterson Lal* & Mike Waterson - Bright Phoebus ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial + CD, Album, Unoffic) Domino REWIGCD102X UK & US 2017
REWIGLP102 Lal* & Mike Waterson Lal* & Mike Waterson - Bright Phoebus ‎(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Domino REWIGLP102 Europe 2017
REWIGLP102 Lal* & Mike Waterson Lal* & Mike Waterson - Bright Phoebus ‎(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial + LP, Unofficial + Dlx, ) Domino REWIGLP102 Europe 2017
LES 2076 Lal* & Mike Waterson Lal* & Mike Waterson - Bright Phoebus ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Trailer LES 2076 UK Unknown
LES 2076 Lal* & Mike Waterson Lal* & Mike Waterson - Bright Phoebus ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Trailer, Highway Records LES 2076 UK Unknown
LES 2076 Lal* & Mike Waterson Lal* & Mike Waterson - Bright Phoebus ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Trailer, Highway Records LES 2076 UK Unknown

Fast Lovebird
This is a brilliant reissue by Domino of an amazing album. If you're confused as to why it is listed as unofficial now: http://celtic-music.co.uk/press/2018-12/Press_Release_Bright_Phoebus.pdf "Celtic Music successfully sue The Domino Recording Company for copyright infringement of the ‘Bright Phoebus’ album."

I understand that the rights owners successfully sued (at least according to them) over this reissue, so Discogs may have its hands tied—but this is a gorgeous 180-gram release drawn from the original master tapes, with extensive liner notes and the cooperation of the surviving band members and their families. The rights holders, on the other hand, had no clear plan to issue it themselves and have a pretty miserable track record of obstruction and inactivity with the dozens of other classic folk titles they control. It’s a pity they couldn’t come to some kind of licensing agreement with Domino, as this is the reissue this great record deserves and far outshines anything they would’ve put together—that is, if they ever managed to put anything together at all.

Indeed, I don't give a flying f#ck about Celtic. They did not do the album justice and you think that by holding the rights you should at least care to give it a right output, bring it to life again. Otherwise there is really no point in buying the rights to 'old' records besides from just sitting on it and claiming that you have the rights.Besides them standing in their rights by sueing Domino, I feel like Celtic are a bit of sore losers and whilst looking at the double LP by Domino they probably think.. man, we should have done this. Short: probably their own miss and indeed with cooporation by the band and with use of the original tapes. Too bad Celtic owns the rights which they obviously shouldnt own since they cant take care of their product and rights.

Article from The Sound Project - 22/09/2012Bright Phoebus: The Forgotten Folk ClassicThis Month marks 40 years since Lal and Mike Waterson released the seminal folk classic 'Bright Phoebus', which later became known as the Sgt. Pepper of the folk world. However, the album wasn't always considered the classic it is seen as today. Dismissed at the time by folk's staunch traditionalist rearguard, who saw the record as going against the very ethos of the traditional folk scene, the record has gone on to claim almost cult status amongst the folk cognoscente. Lal and Mike Waterson, along with sister Norma and cousin John Harrison were members of Hull-based 60's traditional folk group 'The Watersons'. When the demands of a busy touring schedule started to take it's toll on the group, they decided to take an 'undefined' break in late 1968. In the period that followed Lal married her partner George and gave birth to son Oliver, Norma moved to Montserrat to become a DJ, John moved down south to study fiddle and Mike remained in Hull working as a painter and decorator.It was during this period of downtime in 1971 that Lal and Mike both revealed to each other that they had been busy writing songs. Both clearly impressed with each other's work, the pair began writing together during Mike's lunch break and before they knew it had enough songs to make a record.It was the early 70's and folk was in the process of going electric, with the likes of Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span both rising to prominence. It was the latter that provided two of the album's key players in guitarist, and Norma's future husband, Martin Carthy and bassist Ashley Hutchings. Upon hearing the songs and what they had in mind, Hutchings declared an instant connection and it was through him that the various members of Fairport Convention came on-board.So now that an all-star cast, featuring members and guest appearances from some of the most well known musicians on the scene, were assembled it was time to finally make the record. Trailer Records owner, Bill Leader, had only one place in mind to record the album and that was at the home of folk music, Cecil Sharp House in London. Leader had his work cut out creating this make shift studio in which, on reflection, seemed like an odd venue to record such an experimental folk record.The completed album is nothing short of a masterpiece. It nips in and out of styles, country, rock & roll, blues, jazz, folk, pop and even has its psychedelic moments on the wry 'Magical Man'. Its a record of many standouts, from the shear tortured beauty of 'Child Among the Weeds' to the rock & roll blues of 'Danny Rose'. The former was inspired by the difficult childbirth Lal endured whilst giving birth to son Oliver, in whist his twin sister was still born. It's all pretty moving stuff. "Child among the weeds, don't need no beads; just sing him a lullaby, lullaby all the long night through', laments Lal before Bob Davenport make his guest appearance. Faced with the daunting task of singing in a foreign key, Mike was given a reprieve when Davenport walked into the studio. The results were awe-inspiring, as Davenport rattled off the line with ease, 'Fly bird fly on your raven wing; Take to the sky and sing for the love of wheeling and turning'.'Fine Horseman' has been covered countless times and you can really see why. Lal delivers a painfully beautiful vocal, one that encompasses the feeling of loss encountered during the song. It's Lal's vocals again which bring 'Never the Same' to life. It's one of Martin Carthy's favourites here and a song he chose to cover on the wonderful tribute album to Lal and Mike, 'Shining Bright', which was released in 2002.'The Scarecrow' tells the tale of the poor neglected scarecrow in the field, who is witnessed during the seasons with the events which are taking place around him. The song has always been renowned for its references to the dark rituals of old days, namely a child being sacrificed in return for a heavy crop yield: "As I rode out one fine spring day, I saw twelve jolly dons dressed out in the blue and the gold so gay; And to a stake they tied a child newborn, And the songs were sung, the bells was rung, and they sowed their corn".The album's opening track shows that it's not all serious here. Mike's silly side is brought out, as experienced in one of the corniest lines ever written: "Just like margarine our fame is spreading". But don't be fooled, this isn't some throwaway number, it's as musically strong as any other composition on this record. 'Winifer Odd' tells the tale of an unlucky soul who is ultimately saved when she expects death to be imminent. It's a song that really highlights Lal's songwriting ability: "Winifer Odd Was born on one cold May morning in June, In her grandmother's bedroom, And they waited all that day for last May to come back again, But it never came".There's a real country feel to 'Shady Lady', a song that features the vocals all three Waterson siblings. There's a similar musical feeling about the title track, 'Bright Phoebus'. A drunken Lal falling down in the rain is recalled in the beautiful 'Red Wine Promises', which features the warm vocals of their sister Norma.It's hard to imagine how this record could have received such a poor reception upon its release back in September 1972. All involved in the album believed that this record would be a huge success - the album they'd all one day be remembered for. However, due to the record's poor reception in the media the album would end up failing to break even. In fact, due to the particulars of the contract, none of the artists on the album made any money from this venture and pretty soon the album slipped into obscurity. But things were to get worse. Interest in folk music had dropped and with Bill Leader struggling to make ends meet he was forced to sell the rights to 'Bright Phoebus', as well as those of other records on his label. The rights were eventually sold on again, where they ended up in the hands of the record's original distributor Dave Bulmer.The album later received a CD release, however, due to Bulmer not actually owning the masters, the release was merely mastered from the original LP. The whereabouts of the masters has remained a secret, one which Mike Waterson was unwilling to give away. His views on the re-released record were pretty strong, and that was that no-one should spend their money on this poor quality replica. I spoke to Mike about this a good few years ago where he told me that he'd been handed cash from fans who had downloaded the record from the net, rather than line Bulmer's pockets. Mike Waterson and Bulmer were still firmly locked in battle over the release right up to his untimely death last summer.'Bright Phoebus' remains one of British music's classics. Hopefully one day this record will get the full remastered re-issue is fully deserves and in a way that benefits the musicians both artistically and financially. Until then it will firmly remain as a lost treasure.

Celtic Music Purchased the Leader and Trailer labels in 1990Please see the Celtic Music Press release here http://celtic-music.co.uk/press/2018-12/Press_Release_Bright_Phoebus.pdf