UK / USA / India, 1977, English folk / folk baroque

The John Renbourn GroupA Maid in Bedlam: Jacqui McShee’s vocals are, of course, lovely as always, and thus the link to Pentangle is unavoidable, since her voice is the very fabric of that band’s sound. With Renbourn’s nuanced arrangements of traditional folk songs, this charming collection opens upon a brief vista of stories as strong as death.

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