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★★★★★ White Bicycles - Joe Boyd. White Bicycles encompasses a time when many changes were occurring on the music scene, with the emergence of folk rock, singer songwriters, and new inventive sounds from Pink Floyd for example.Joe Boyd has gathered together an eclectic mix of all that was good about music in the late 60's. Paul Radcliffe ( UK ) on Thu 18th Feb, 2016

★★★★★ Five Stars fantastic album matching a fantastic book James ( UK ) on Fri 3rd Jul, 2015

★★★★ [ Translate ] CD Die CD wurde zurückgesandt; sollte man eigentlich wissen.Die aufgeführten Künstler waren mir meist unbekannt, auch die Titel sagten mir größtenteils nichts Dieter Rößler ( DE ) on Tue 31st Dec, 2013

★★★★ White Bicycles Interesting & varied selection of Joe Boyd's work. Bought it to follow-up his book of the same name, but disappointed it didn't have "White Bicycle" itself on the album. Peter Wicks ( UK ) on Fri 16th Oct, 2009

★★★★★ Companion To Joe Boyd's Excellent Autobiography To tie in with Joe Boyd's excellent memoir of the same name (a book I'm currently reading & has found praise from Brian Eno, Zoe Heller and Nick Kent - as good as Barry Miles' `In the Sixties'), this 23-track compilation has surfaced. An ideal companion to put on repeat/shuffle as you read the book, alongside key albums produced by Joe Boyd: Nick Drake's `Five Leaves Left/Bryter Later', Fairport Convention's `Liege & Lief', Vashti Bunyan's `Just Another Diamond Day' & Incredible String Band's `The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion.' Like recent compilations `Rip It Up & Start Again', Paul Morley's `North By North-West' and the Duran-selection `Only After Dark' it shows that the compilation is in rude form, and this is one to buy alongside Rhino's welcome reissue of Lenny Kaye's original `Nuggets.'Joe Boyd's adventures in the UK, and subsequent work on Hannibal records remains a source of much great music - Robert Wyatt's `Rock Bottom' remains one of the greatest albums released, so for releasing that alone...& Boyd also produced my favourite R.E.M. album, 1985's Southern-themed `Fables of the Reconstruction of the Fables' (which was recorded in London). These 23 tracks take in the career discussed in the autobiography, Boyd's work generally centred on acoustic/folk-based work, but did take in psychedelia with The Purple Gang's `Granny Takes a Trip' and the Pink Floyd's timeless `Arnold Layne', which is surely one of the greatest singles of all time ever ever ever? Poor Syd left behind some great songs and `Arnold Layne' certainly one of them - nice to see David Gilmour/Rick Wright playing it again, I wonder if they'll release the version they did with Bowie on lead vocals? The Purple Gang song is fantastic incidentally, a perky pop song that sounds like The Pretty Things colliding with Van Dyke Parks with some lovely kazoo that must have influenced the Floyd's `Corporal Clegg'?There's a generous selection of Fairport Convention material, `Autopsy' from `Unhalfbricking' and `The Deserter' from `Liege & Lief' - the latter was really the `Music from Big Pink' of the UK scene and was a record I purchased on the back of this compilation. Sandy Denny's post Fairport-outfit Fotheringay also feature with the song `The Sea', another joy I wasn't familiar with...Clapton-fans will love the opening track, a version of `Crossroads' that became the template for the version played by Cream and Clapton thereafter, Boyd revealing in the excellent sleeve notes that it was based on `Travelling Riverside Blues' as well as `Crossroads' - the former also covered by Led Zeppelin. The Incredible String Band's `Way Back in the 1960s' is quite amusing and one Dylan-fans should love; while Soft Machine's `She's Gone' finds Kevin Ayers and Robert Wyatt singing over a punky sounding psychedelic song, like Love's `Seven and Seven Is' it sounds like punk before punk. Wild stuff...Mike Heron's `Flowers of the Forest' and John and Beverley Martyn's `Primrose Hill' are lovely tracks that will prompt me to track down some of their albums, while the Nick Drake selections are predictably sublime. Drake has quite an audience now, and Joe Boyd is a big reason why those records sound so great - though I must admit it's tedious when Heartbeat/The Royal use a Drake-song everytime someone dies or something goes wrong! `Poor Boy' is suitably jazzy with great soul backing vocals and a hint of irony, while `Way to Blue' is one of Drake's key songs alongside `Northern Sky', `Pink Moon' and `Fruit Tree' with a fantastic string arrangement from Robert Kirby. `Way to Blue' works particularly well back to back with Nico's `Afraid', a gorgeous piece that finds John Cale's classical arrangement supporting Nico's wondrous lyrics in that voice (nice to read in the sleeve notes that Boyd was an admirer of Nico's `The Marble Index'). `Afraid' demonstrates that `Desertshore' is as great as `Chelsea Girl' and `The Marble Index.' & `Come Wind Come Rain' is a wonder from Vashti Bunyan, though there are greater songs on `Just Another Diamond Day', e.g. `Glow Worms', `Rose Hip November', `Window Over the Bay', `Diamond Day'...ah, the whole lot then!To conclude, an excellent compilation that contains great material I knew and lots I didn't and the ideal companion to Boyd's enjoyable book. Jason Parkes ( UK ) on Sun 18th Jun, 2006

★★★★★ [ Translate ] Soundtrack Zum Buch Von Joy Boyd 1. Crossroads - Eric Clapton & The Powerhouse2. Way Back In the 1960s - The Incredible String Band3. Because It Wouldn't Pay - Johnny Handle4. Spanish Ladies Medley - Dave Swarbrick5. Arnold Layne - The Pink Floyd6. Granny Takes a Trip - The Purple Gang7. She's Gone - Soft Machine8. If I Had a Ribbon Bow - Fairport Convention9. Seven Yellow Gypsies - Shirley Collins10. Chinese White - The Incredible String Band11. Autopsy - Fairport Convention12. The Deserter - Fairport Convention13. Poor Boy - Nick Drake14. The Sea - Fortheringay15. Flowers Of the Forest - Mike Heron16. Come Wind Come Rain - Vashti Bunyan17. Primrose Hill - John & Beverley Martin18. I Don't Mind - The New Nadir19. Church Mouse - Dudu Pukwana & Spear20. Andromeda - Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath See all 23 tracks on this discWie immer schade, dass amazon das nicht selbst besorgt; aber natürlich mindestens fünf Sterne für die Erinnerung, die Sicht des Amerikaners - und deswegen auch eine zusätzliche Einladung, das Buch zu lesen - und für die fehlenden Titel eben mal nach England wechseln - viel Vergnügen La Cabane du Pêcheur - ( DE ) on Wed 31st Dec, 1969

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