Four Strong Winds

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Ian & Sylvia hit their stride on their second LP, which features the first in a line of talented second guitarists John Herald they would use to augment their original guitar-autoharp-basslineup. The album featured an assortment of largely traditional material that was unsurpassed in its time, encompassing bluegrass, spirituals, gospel, hillbilly, the French-Canadian standard "V'La L'bon Vent," a British prison song, and two tunes from the Cecil Sharp collection of Southern mountain folk songs of British origin. Two of the most impressive cuts, however, were contemporary compositions. One was their version of Bob Dylan's "Tomorrow Is a Long Time," one of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Ian & Sylvia hit their stride on their second LP, which features the first in a line of talented second guitarists John Herald they would use to augment their original guitar-autoharp-basslineup. The album featured an assortment of largely traditional material that was unsurpassed in its time, encompassing bluegrass, spirituals, gospel, hillbilly, the French-Canadian standard "V'La L'bon Vent," a British prison song, and two tunes from the Cecil Sharp collection of Southern mountain folk songs of British origin. Two of the most impressive cuts, however, were contemporary compositions. One was their version of Bob Dylan's "Tomorrow Is a Long Time," one of the first obscure Dylan tunes to be committed to vinyl. The title cut, an Ian Tyson original, would prove to be the duo's first song to influence rock musicians, as the Searchers covered it shortly afterwards with a reverent version that was quite close to the original; Neil Young revived it in the late '70s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/26/1991
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707214926
  • Catalog Number: 2149
  • Sales rank: 13,024

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ian & Sylvia Primary Artist
Ian Tyson Guitar, Vocals
Eric Weissberg Bass
Sylvia Fricker Guitar, Autoharp, Vocals
John Herald Guitar
Wendell Marshall Bass
Paul Weidman Bass
Technical Credits
Sylvia Fricker Arranger
Pete Welding Liner Notes
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