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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1972

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A. Wind of Keltia
B. Pop Plinn

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Alan Stivell

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vinyl 45 Fontana 6010 050

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Review by kenethlevine
3 stars Another ALAN STIVELL classic single from the early 1970s consisting of two tracks that never appeared on an original album, "Wind of Keltia" and "Pop Plinn" both became mainstays of his live set and appeared on countless compilations.

"Wind of Keltia" was an original composition he co-wrote with banjo player Steve Waring, and confirms his ability to expand the living tradition and not simply revitalize it. A languid ballad prioritizing his warm voice and clear English lyrics, its main accompaniments are his own harp and whistles. In the final movement, lead guitar joins in, likely from the agile hand of long time associate DAN AR BRAZ, but the pace is not altered, just the intensity. It ends in a harmonious interplay of strings and whistles.

The flipside, "Pop Plinn", is a rowdy instrumental in which electric guitar and organ predominate, and has all the trappings of early 1970s prog with a 1960s psychedelia hangover, making it a breezy listen. Time is allocated for his plucking prowess as well. This is an ideal live track as it shines the spotlight on the musicians as well as the ensemble, with a reassuring elasticity in the proportions.

While both tracks are classics, I think the availability of compilations, like the superb "Master Serie", which include both in their original forms, along with various concert performances. renders the 45 somewhat superfluous. Still if you want just a soupcon of the mighty wind blowing from Keltia, this could be all you need to feel refreshed.

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