Liege and lief

Liege & Lief is the heart-warming 1969 album from The Fairport Convention. Possibly the first major British folk-rock album, it combines the nostalgia of traditional British folk with hints of electric guitar; another step towards the growing dominance of electric instruments in every nook and cranny of the musical sphere. Suffused with drama, passion andContinue reading “Liege and lief”

Aqualung

If Henry 8th had a house band, it would’ve been Jethro Tull. Jethro Tull were arguably Britain’s most commercially successful prog folk, blues, rock, metal, jazz group. A niche category, but the best nonetheless! Aqualung was written as an album to make a significant breakthrough into the mainstream. The late 60s saw many folk-inspire acts,Continue reading “Aqualung”