Tuesday, 21 June 2011

SONG FOR TODAY: Roy Harper - North Country

Roy Harper's amazing album Valentine, was released on Valentine's Day, 14 February 1974, and featured contributions from Jimmy Page, Keith Moon and Ronnie Lane. A concert to mark its release was held on the same day, at London's Rainbow Theatre, with Page, David Bedford, Max Middleton (of The Jeff Beck Group) on keyboards, Ronnie Lane on bass and Keith Moon on drums. The live album Flashes from the Archives of Oblivion, recorded at that concert, soon followed.

From that album is the absolutely stunning 'North Country', a traditional folk song perfected by Harper's brilliant arrangements....

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