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Vashti Bunyan


Prog Folk

3.56 | 23 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars The story of Vashti is a pretty incredible one and i'd suggest you read Finnforest's review for those details. This album was released in 1970 and was really ignored by everyone it would seem in the music business. It's one of those albums though that has been successful after the fact. As I looked around the internet for opinions on this recording it was clear that the majoriy who have heard it rate it highly. Her voice is delicate and the songs are about everyday life. There is a real innocence to this. I liked what one person said on the RYM site : "I've never felt so human". Definitely a Folk album and for me that's part of the problem as I just don't have the patience or like for it. Just my tastes of course.

There are instruments used that I would normally not be into like fiddle, Irish harp, mandolin and banjo. Although everything is reserved here. Tough to pick a top three although "Rose Hip November" stands out with that uplifting sound. Also "Window Over The Bay" is one I can relate to as i've dreamed of living on the bay where I live. I could never afford it though unless I won the lottery. I like the words to this one. The tough part is finding the third track. Maybe the title song with those vocal melodies.

If you are even remotely into Folk you should do yourself a favour and check this out.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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