Black Dog

Black Dog

by Heron
     
 
The British group Heron made some rare albums in the early '70s, and continued to put out sporadic low-profile releases over the next few decades. The 15 songs on Black Dog were recorded in the late '90s, and made available on the band's website, but not released on CD until Hux picked up the material in 2005. (Other tracks recorded at

Overview

The British group Heron made some rare albums in the early '70s, and continued to put out sporadic low-profile releases over the next few decades. The 15 songs on Black Dog were recorded in the late '90s, and made available on the band's website, but not released on CD until Hux picked up the material in 2005. (Other tracks recorded at the time had previously been released on the album River of Fortune.) Some of the songs were actually written (though not necessarily recorded) back in the '70s, though newer tunes were included as well. It's laid-back, undistinguished folk-rock that's closer to folk than most folk-rock is, with a definite but not overwhelming English feel. Occasionally, the harmonies recall Crosby, Stills & Nash and steer this slightly toward the '70s California folk-rock sound, though that resemblance never becomes strong enough that you'd be likely to mistake Heron for a Californian band. There's a tender, nostalgic older-and-wiser air to the songs, and while most decent sorts would be hard-put to disagree with any of the sentiments, they're not relayed in a very exciting fashion.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/12/2005
Label:
Hux Records
UPC:
0682970000664
catalogNumber:
66

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Heron   Primary Artist
Roy Apps   Group Member
Tony Pook   Group Member
James "Drumstick" Davis   Drums
Steve Jones   Group Member
Brian J. Ambrose   Background Vocals
Owen Bray   Harmonica
Rhiannon Fentiman   Strings
Errol Fenton   Background Vocals
Peter Henley   Guitar
Langley Youth Group   Background Vocals
Emma Lidiard   Background Vocals
Sonya Lidiard   Background Vocals
Gerry Power   Group Member
Matt Round   Bass

Technical Credits

Roy Apps   Composer
Bill Boazman   Composer
Michael Dixon   Engineer
Stuart Epps   Engineer
Mykl O'Dempsey   Composer
G.T. Moore   Composer
Nigel Cross   Liner Notes
Steve Jones   Engineer
Rhiannon Fentiman   Arranger
Keith James   Engineer
Gerry Power   Composer

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