LOW STOCK LEVEL
A Lighter Touch
"Brothers Robin & Barry Dransfield joined together to form the British folk band the Dransfields in 1969. Into the early 1970s, British folk-rock was the buzz word among record labels, but out in the folk clubs, the kings of the castle were this hot-headed acoustic brother duo from Yorkshire -- blessed in uncanny harmonizing like the Everlys and any number of bluegrass siblings out West, but virtually alone in the art on the British folk scene. Turning down an offer to join the founding line-up of Steeleye Span, the brothers toured for several years as a duo, their shows including performances with Tom Paxton, Ewan MacColl, Martin Carthy, and the Watersons. The brothers eventually went their separate ways and Robin released his one and only solo LP, Tidewave, in 1980. Now combining the first CD issue of that LP with a previously-unreleased solo concert recorded in November 1972 at Medway Folk Club in England, this 2CD set is a timely reminder of the brilliance of Robin Dransfield, a lost giant of the early '70s English folk scene who has remained determinedly inactive in music-making for over 20 years. The revival starts here. The 20-page booklet features an introductory liner note by noted music journalist Colin Harper, plus extensive notes by Robin Dransfield, including the story behind the making of Tidewave and his personal comments on each of the featured songs. Also includes several rare photographs from Robin's own archive."