Stanley, Bob / Wiggs, Pete: Present: English Weather

Stanley, Bob / Wiggs, Pete: Present: English Weather

Stanley, Bob / Wiggs, Pete: Present: English Weather

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Title: Present: English Weather
Artist: Stanley, Bob / Wiggs, Pete
Label: Ace Records
UPC: 029667077125
Genre: Rock

2017 release. This project from two-thirds of Saint Etienne is a collection of English music that represented the transition from psychedelia to prog as the '60s moved into the '70s. Most of it is not an easy listen, but it's always interesting, melodic, melancholy, with jazz and folk touches. While America may have licked it's wounds at the turn of the '70s by turning to singer/songwriters, purveyors of homilies like "teach your children well", Britain wasn't so ready to give up the trappings of psychedelia. And while the UK counterculture may have shed it's "faith in something bigger", it wasn't about to chuck out the mellotron. This is how the day after the '60s felt: damp, fuzzy-headed, neither optimistic nor pessimistic but more than a little lost. British bands would mirror the ennui of the new decade with a new kind of music.

1.1 Love Song with Flute - Caravan
1.2 Moon Bird - the Roger Webb Sound
1.3 Early Morning Eyes - the Parlour Band
1.4 Pamela - Scotch Mist
1.5 The Prisoner (Eight By Ten) - Spring
1.6 Last Cloud Home - the Orange Bicycle
1.7 JLT - T2
1.8 Til the Christ Come Back - Bill Fay
1.9 Refugees - Van Der Graaf Generator
1.10 Very Nice of You to Call - Aardvark
1.11 Big White Cloud - John Cale
1.12 Bottles - Belle Gonzalez
1.13 Watching White Stars - the Way We Live
1.14 Windfall - Offspring
1.15 Never Let Go - Camel
1.16 Wise Man in Your Heart - Daevid Allen
1.17 O Caroline - Matching Mole
1.18 Edge of the Sea - Prelude
1.19 Evening Shade - Alan Parker ; Alan Hawkshaw
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