Lake Song from Red Waters: The Best of Gay & Terry Woods

Lake Song from Red Waters: The Best of Gay & Terry Woods

by Gay Woods
     
 
This 20-track survey of Gay & Terry Woods' mid-'70s output is drawn from three albums: Backwoods, The Time Is Right, and Renowned. You could be forgiven for judging it as something of a mild variation on the music Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span were making during the same period, albeit with somewhat less

Overview

This 20-track survey of Gay & Terry Woods' mid-'70s output is drawn from three albums: Backwoods, The Time Is Right, and Renowned. You could be forgiven for judging it as something of a mild variation on the music Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span were making during the same period, albeit with somewhat less personality, particularly in the lead female vocal department. At least the Woods, however, came by those similarities honestly, having been in the first lineup of Steeleye Span with ex-Fairport Convention bassist Ashley Hutchings (Fairporters Dave Pegg and Dave Mattacks also played on both The Time Is Right and Renowned, with ex-Fotheringay bassist Pat Donaldson playing on The Time Is Right). And though it might not measure up to the best of what those other groups did, it's pretty solid '70s British Isles folk-rock, perhaps a little less inclined toward the trad side of that blend than their musical cousins were, and more inclined to use slide and pedal guitars than fiddles. It also has a little less of an edge than the Woods' previous work in the Woods Band, but Gay Woods still has quite a pleasant voice that suits the material well, with Terry Woods' much less-frequent, grainier lead vocals providing occasional but effective contrast.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/30/2004
Label:
Hux Records
UPC:
0682970000404
catalogNumber:
40

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gay Woods   Primary Artist,Dulcimer,Autoharp,Vocals,Background Vocals
Bryn Haworth   Slide Guitar
Dave Pegg   Bass,Bass Guitar
Geoff Whitehorn   Electric Guitar
Bob Andrews   Piano,Hammond Organ
Peter Arnesen   Piano
Andrew Bodnar   Bass
Tony Carr   Conga
B.J. Cole   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
Timi Donald   Drums
Pat Donaldson   Bass,Bass Guitar
Tristan Fry   Vibes
John Gillaspie   Synthesizer,solina
Brian Golbey   Fiddle
Steve Goulding   Drums
Herschel Holder   Trumpet
Dave Mattacks   Drums
David Morrison   Slide Guitar
Joe O'Donnell   Electric Violin
Frank Ricotti   Marimbas
Dave Wintour   Bass
Terry Woods   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Autoharp,Concertina,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Mandola,Guitar (Electronic)
Ed Deane   Slide Guitar
Danny Ellis   Trombone
Mike Giles   Drums

Technical Credits

Gay Woods   Arranger,Composer
Terry Woods   Arranger,Composer
John O'Regan   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer

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