Canada, 1969, psychedelic folk / singer-songwriter

Buffy Sainte-MarieIlluminations: This album opens with quite the religious bent, but the next couple tracks veer away from that, even telling stories about the romantic notion of meeting vampires at night. And yet, the narrative is brought back to the Rosary. “Adam” and “Suffer the Little Children” continue the religious motifs, but I guess that goes with the territory of late 60s psychedelia, what with the conflation of magic and religion, the confusion of dreams and drug use, as displayed in the final track. All in all, a gentle, pleasant folk album with a touch of social commentary.

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