Week of November 5, 2006

Prelude

Personnel:
Brian Hume
Irene Hume
Ian Vardy

Albums:

How Long Is Forever (Dawn DNLS 3052) 1973
CD: Strange Day POCE-1019, Japan, 2006

After The Goldrush (Island ILPS 9282) 1974

Dutch Courage (Dawn DNLS 3061) 1974
CD: Strange Day POCE-1020, Japan, 2006

Owl Creek Incident (Dawn DNLH 3) 1975

Back Into The Light (Pye NSPL 19448) 1976

CD: After The Goldrush The Dawn/Pye Anthology 1973-1977 2CD, Castle/Sanctuary CMDDD1430, 2006

45s:

Edge Of The Sea/Looking For Indians (Decca F 13292) 1972
Out There/Three Months Gone (Dawn DNS 1041) 1973
After The Goldrush/Johnson (Dawn DNS 1052) 1973
Here Comes The Sun/Follow Me Down (Dawn DNS 1078) 1974
Dear Jesus/Lady From A Small Town (Dawn DNS 1089) 1974
Fly/Rock Dreams (Dawn DNS 1100) 1975
Love Song/Me And The Boy (Dawn DNS 1120) 1975
Never Be Anyone Else But You/Take It From Me (Pye 7N 45612) 1976
Feel Like Loving You Again/Driven Out Of My Mind (Pye 7N 45690) 1976
Reissue:
After The Goldrush/I Have No Answers (picture disc) (After Hours AFT 2) 1982

A Geordie folk trio (Brian and Irene were husband and wife) from Gateshead who first attracted attention when their cover of Neil Young's After The Goldrush made it to No. 21 in the UK and No. 22 in the US. This track was also included on their first album, which is well worth a spin and on the Has It Dawned On You? compilation. It is sung accepela (without instruments). Much of their material was melodic with harmony vocals and acoustic guitar. There are similarities to David Crosby and Steve Stills here, but their music was influenced by US country-rock too.

(Vernon Joynson/Costas Arvanitis)

Taken from The Tapestry of Delights - The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976, Vernon Joynson   ISBN 1 899855 04 1


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