This is probably the BEST sounding folk/rock record in all time
March 09, 2012
Yes i know....yet another 5 star review from me!!! Now, one of my colleagues,have - lately told us/ indeed mentioned in this very site,that we (reviewers an all) should not go to extremes, using the five star rating!! I know...im really ..ahem....over doing it!! In terms of giving 5 stars!! But...hey, i own most of these wonderfull records!! So...wouldnt you agree....i would be a fool not to rate them high!! Now, back to reality!! TREES : " On the shore". Formed in 1969, Trees, were the fabulous clone of Fairport Convention...as indeed they had a female vocalist,twin guitarists,bass player & a drummer. But the comparison stopped there as TREES were so much more...the electric guitars of Barry Clarke and David Costa...proved to be extremely potent....up front and hard on......listen to the wonderfull "Soldiers theme". In all you could say that: Trees....are a hard copy of Fairport Convention!! As their musical language are folk....but ..HEY these Guys (and a girl) are so much better. Now i know that you probably havent heard of TREES!?? But ,now´s the time to get familiar with the folkrock of the seventies!! The beautiful voice of Celia Humphris...the fabulous guitars of Clarke & Costa and the ever thundering bass of Boshell giving the drums of Brown!! This is probably the BEST sounding folk/rock record in all time! I love Fairport/Fotheringay/ Steeleye/Trader Horne...but this is by far... The most wonderfull....beautifull...folk rock related record ever done !! Five stars?? Far from it!!! But i cant give it more than that!!! Folk rock at its best? OH YES.......GET IT !!! THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS!!!! The Five Star Ranger!!