Tears of Morning (suite) [very rough demo]

An idea for something that would be a suite rather than an individual song. At the moment it combines a version of Tears of Morning (a setting of two lyrics from Housman’s Last Poems); the air-like guitar piece that would be the basis of a guitar arrangement for that setting and a bridge to the next section; this next section would be my song Sea Fret (here represented by just two verses using a different guitar arrangement to fit in with the first sections, and incorporating some bits from an old guitar piece of mine called Bluebert); and finally, an instrumental interpretation of She Moved Through The Fair based on Davy Graham’s arrangement from the 1960s.

There’s a lot of work to do on this (and the vocals illustrate clearly why you shouldn’t sing just after eating pizza): here, I’m just working out some ideas for an overall structure.

David Harley


CD Review: John Renbourn and Wizz Jones

The last recording sessions that John Renbourn took part in, in partnership with Wizz Jones: review of the CD Joint Control.

A few months after release, but a special case: John Renbourn’s last recording, a CD with Wizz Jones. Reviewed for folking.com:

JOHN RENBOURN & WIZZ JONES – Joint Control (Riverboat Records TUGCD1095)

Sad, not only because of John’s fairly recent death, but because of its echoes of Bert Jansch and Davy Graham, also lost to us in recent years.

David Harley