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WAITE & MARIANNE SEGAL, DAVE
"Before the legendary '70s UK folk rock band Jade, there was a folk duo -- Dave Waite and Marianne Segal. Well known on the live circuit of the mid- to late '60s, Dave and Marianne slung guitars in the boot of their Triumph and travelled the university and folk clubs of England at a time when folk was groovy and Carnaby Street was still swinging. Their music was a fusion of English and American contemporary folk artists such as John Renbourne, Bert Jansch, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, The Mamas and The Papas and Peter Paul and Mary but it also contained a spark of ever-so-English vocal purity that gave the duo a sound more suited to the label 'folk-pop.' This collection of songs is now issued by Lightning Tree under the title
, and as such is it a glimpse at one of the great lost UK folk albums of the 1960s. In part comparable to Sandy Denny and The Strawbs and with the folk-pop sensibilities of US West Coast contemporaries such as The Mamas and Papas,
is a rare acoustic snapshot of an era known more for its volume and wild theatrics than for its gentle rustic melodies.
is the sound of summer days in Hampstead, beautiful people, beautiful clothes, incense, innocence and mythic '60s mystery. Marianne and Dave weave magical harmonies on original and contemporary '60s folk material and fans of '60s psychedelia, pop or folk will find much to enjoy on this timeless release."
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