Sunday, November 04, 2007

Ian Matthews "If You Saw Thro' My Eyes" {UK} {1971} (Acid Folk, Folk-rock)

Some days ago I went shopping at the local second hand store for used vinyls. While I was browsing, this one showed up that had the Vertigo swirl so it looked really interesting. And it only cost about 6 euros so why not! However I think you people know Ian from the group Fairport Convention. Before that, he played with the group Pyramid, who recorded a single for Deram. After that, he became a member of Fairport Convention on their first 2 albums. After quitting Fairport, he formed the band Matthews Southern Comfort, who released an album back in 1970. In that year, when the band reached their peak of popularity, Ian left to record solo work. Really great folk-rock, especially this one and Tigers Will Survive, also recorded in 1971.

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Best wishes from Sweden


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Anonymous said...

One of the first album i bought many years ago.
Ian Matthews is one of my favourite singer, sometimes folk, sometimes rock.
For folk-rock fans i recommend the 2 mentioned albums + "Valley-hi", "Journey from gospel oak" and "Some days you eat the bear and some days the bear eat you" + the albums he made with the bands : Matthew Southern's Comfort and Plainsong.

zafreth said...

Thanks my friend for the disc and for posting on sharebee. Rapidshare sucks!!

Anonymous said...

I'm looking from another great album of Ian: Journey's from gospel Oak, anyone can help me ?
Thanks for your help.. Johnny 69

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic. Thank you. Thank you.

and rapidshare sucks.

Martin said...

GreaT oneI got it on vinyl and hadn't heard it in years.Thanks!

Anonymous said...

A really great, consistent album from an artist who has yet to receive the critical acclaim he deserves. Note: The early Eagles albums got their sound from Ian Matthews. The later Eagles even dircetly copied his acapella arrangement of "7 Bridges Road,"

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