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ARTIST
TITLE
Celebrations For A Grey Day
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
VMD 79174CD VMD 79174CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/22/2010

1995 reissue, originally released in 1965. "It has been posited that pioneering folk-rock songwriter Richard Farina was an influence on Bob Dylan; they moved in the same circles, and Richard's wife/musical partner Mimi was the younger sister of Dylan's then-paramour Joan Baez. However much credence you place on that theory, it's undeniable that Farina was a songwriter of the first order, and his best songs are certainly on a par with those of early Dylan. On their debut album, Richard & Mimi Farina's keening harmonies emulate the folk/bluegrass Appalachian tradition, as do their stripped-down dulcimer and acoustic-guitar format, but Richard's lyrics marry sociopolitical concerns with a sophisticated use of poetic imagery way ahead of its time in the pop world."