Wind That Shakes the Barley

Wind That Shakes the Barley

by Gallery

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Wind That Shakes the Barley

Gallery's sole album is similar enough to enough British folk albums from the 1970s (and onward) that it's hard to say much about it that would distinguish it from the rest of the crowd. That's not a heavy criticism, though; it's decent British folk, sensitively sung and played, with dulcimer, mandolin, violin, and electric bass in addition to the expected acoustic guitar. There's also a nice mix of male and female lead and harmony vocals, particularly on the male-female harmonized duet of the sad "Queen of Hearts," the record's best track. Barbara Seaborne takes a good lead vocal on "Let No Man Steal Your Thyme," though some other artists (such as Pentangle) have done more notable interpretations of this famed tune. While there are more songs with a plaintive folk lilt than there are of any other type, it's broken up by an a cappella vocal number, a violin-dominated instrumental, and a more reel-like instrumental. The CD reissue on Kissing Spell adds a 20-minute bonus track of excerpts from 1969 rehearsals that are too lo-fi and jarringly edited together to give pleasure, though as it's placed at the end of the disc, it's easily ignored if you wish.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/13/2014
Label: Guerssen Records
UPC: 4040824084134
catalogNumber: 52

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gallery   Primary Artist
Brian Murray   Electric Bass
Barbara Seabourne   Dulcimer,Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Alan Morrison   Guitar,Group Member
Royce Seabourne   Vocals,Group Member
Mark Uttley   Fiddle,Mandolin,Group Member

Technical Credits

Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Colin Wilkie   Composer,Lyricist
Alan Green   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Gallery   Arranger
Shirley Hart   Composer,Lyricist
Richard Allen   Liner Notes
Martin Carter   Composer
Ken Godfrey   Cover Photo

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