UK, 1969, British folk rock / folk baroque / folk rock

The PentangleBasket of Light: Four of the nine tracks on this album are Traditionals, and I’d not be surprised to learn they’re Child Ballads. It’s what was all the rage for folk singers in the 60s and 70s. The female vocals are just magical. There’s mystery here, too, with the religious invocations. Overall this album is one of pastoral narratives of delicate beauty despite the dark themes woven throughout. And the whole idea of a “true love” seems to have always been immortalized in song, hasn’t it?

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