catalogue

OWL SERVICE

A GARLAND OF SONG (SOUTHERN)

OWL SERVICE - A GARLAND OF SONG 34178
format:
1 LP
release:
05.12.2008
label:
SOUTHERN
item ID:
34178
barcode:
0718752814911
The Owl Service was formed by Steven Collins on 6th June 2006 as a vehicle to explore his love of British films and television of the 1960s and 70s, the great outdoors and the sound of the English folk revival.

A Garland Of Song was recorded and mixed almost entirely at home, with a group of like-minded collaborators, between December 2006 and June 2007; it fuses traditional British folk ballads with elements of psychedelic rock, occasionally bordering on a doom-laden garage sound, and is interspersed with Steven's original instrumental compositions.

It recalls the great acid-folk bands of the late '60s/early '70s but never once sounds contrived or overtly retro - nobody has approached trad folk quite like this for over 30 years.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. A GARLAND OF SONG (FOLK REVIVAL)
  • 1.2. CHILD BALLAD NO.49 (OR THE ROLLING
  • 1.3. HOODENING
  • 1.4. THE NORTH COUNTRY MAID
  • 1.5. KATIE CRUEL
  • 1.6. THE LAMMAS
  • 1.7. OXFORD CITY (OR THE JEALOUS LOVER)
  • 1.8. TURPIN HERO
  • 1.9. THE DORSET HANGING OAK
  • 1.10. APPLE TREE MAN
  • 1.11. CHILD BALLAD NO.219 (OR THE GARDNER
  • 1.12. CORN DOLLIES
  • 1.13. FLANDERS SHORE