Mudcat Café message #2347714 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #111333   Message #2347714
Posted By: GUEST
23-May-08 - 12:30 PM
Thread Name: Scarborough Fair
Subject: RE: Scarborough Fair
Jim, I don't quite follow that last one, opinions notwithstanding. Simon's basic arrangement came from Carthy, Simon added to it, a little more syrup as you say. But how can it be over-elaborate and bland at the same time? Just him and guitar, and this being on his first album, it actually lacked a lot of what Carthy was known for later. It's actually light years away from something like Prince Heathen. In a sense it is bland, but it's not over elaborate. As an aside, I was glad a few years ago to learn that Carthy and Simon patched things up in regards to what happened between them because of this song.