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Thread #77902   Message #3536942
Posted By: GUEST,eldergirl
13-Jul-13 - 05:22 AM
Thread Name: Fairport/Steeleye - unequal respect?
Subject: RE: Fairport/Steeleye - unequal respect?
Listened to Fairport's "Tam Lin" a few months ago for first time in Ages. Was horrified. All those instrumental breaks getting in the story's way! And I used to love that track. Hearing Frankie Armstrong's version some years later has maybe spoiled me for any folk-rock versions. A ballad is a story. Still love Sandy's voice tho. And I always loved Steeleye's "Thomas the Rhymer". It just works..