Plainsong

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Ian Matthews' post-Fairport Convention quartet Plainsong only produced two records (not counting their competent but mediocre 1995 reunion album) before breaking up in the mid-'70s, but both 1972's In Search of Amelia Earhart and Now We Are 3 -- the latter is issued here for the very first time -- contain some of the most flawless and emotional country-tinged folk-rock of the era. This eponymous two-disc set from the Water label includes both albums in their entirety, as well as numerous bonus cuts and live tracks. Matthews was blessed with one of the clearest voices in popular music, and he let it shine on the wistful Amelia Earhart. "For the Second Time," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Ian Matthews' post-Fairport Convention quartet Plainsong only produced two records (not counting their competent but mediocre 1995 reunion album) before breaking up in the mid-'70s, but both 1972's In Search of Amelia Earhart and Now We Are 3 -- the latter is issued here for the very first time -- contain some of the most flawless and emotional country-tinged folk-rock of the era. This eponymous two-disc set from the Water label includes both albums in their entirety, as well as numerous bonus cuts and live tracks. Matthews was blessed with one of the clearest voices in popular music, and he let it shine on the wistful Amelia Earhart. "For the Second Time," "Louise," "Call the Tune," and the epic title cut rank as some his best work, but the group's long-shelved sophomore record was not without its charms. Taken on its own, Now We Are 3 is Amelia Earhart's countrified, less successful baby brother, but the honky tonk-inspired "Swinging Doors," the Randy Newman-esque "Miss the Mississippi and You," and the sparse "Keep on Sailing" and "Old Man at the Mill" -- both of which eventually found homes on Matthews' 1973 solo release -- are top-notch productions that put the more popular and recognizable work of "Take it Easy"-era Eagles to shame. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/10/2005
  • Label: Water
  • UPC: 646315714920
  • Catalog Number: 149
  • Sales rank: 41,205

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Plainsong Primary Artist
Steve Ashley Harmonica
Andy Roberts Dulcimer, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
B.J. Cole Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar
Timi Donald Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Martin Jenkins Mandocello
Dave Mattacks Drums
Ian Matthews Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Group Member
Dave Richards Bass, Piano, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Bob Ronga Guitar, Vocals, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Roger Swallow Drums
Ray Warleigh Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Merle Haggard Composer
John Hartford Composer
Chris Hillman Composer
Jimmie Rodgers Composer
Judy Henske Composer
Utah Phillips Composer
Paul Siebel Composer
Gene Clark Composer
Richard Thompson Composer
Rick Cunha Composer
Plainsong Arranger
Andy Roberts Composer, Liner Notes
Jerry Boys Engineer
Martin Cooper Composer
Terry Fell Composer
George Frayne Composer
Ian Matthews Composer, Liner Notes
Harry Robinson String Arrangements
Jimmy Rogers Composer
Hank Williams Composer
Jerry Yester Composer
Tandyn Almer Composer
Gary Hobish Mastering
Sandy Roberton Producer, Audio Production
Fred Goerner Liner Notes
Patrick Roques Art Direction
Albert E. Brumley Composer
Henry Whitter Composer
F.J. Lewey Composer
Dave McEnery Composer
Jim Fagan Composer
Traditional Composer
Pat Thomas Producer, Liner Notes
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