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Prog Folk • United Kingdom


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The concoction of John Ferdinando and Peter Howell, two childhood friends from the hamlet Ditchling, Sussex, England, AGINCOURT was in fact not actually a band but rather simply a name given to the trio of musicians who recorded it (Ferdinando and Howell were accompanied by the female vocalist Lee Menelaus).

Ferdinando and Howell recorded several albums in Ditchling during the latter sixties and early seventies, during which time they appeared at times as members and guests of various regional acts such as MERLIN'S SPELL and THE FOUR MUSKETEERS. The two (sometimes with Menelaus) also recorded albums under the names ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, ITHACA, FRIENDS and as simply FERDINANDO & HOWELL.

This record fetched significant sums as one of the more rare folk rock recordings of the early seventies, although demand waned somewhat when an unauthorized CD issue was released in the mid-nineties. Acme Lion and Media Arts have since issued legitimate versions on CD and LP with bonus tracks.

The partnership ended when Howell secured a position as a BBC engineer in the early seventies, working on among other things sound recordings for the television show Doctor Who. Ferdinando would eventually leave music for a professional career, but has over the years appeared been nominally active in his local music scene. Menelaus sporadically provided vocals for some small soundtrack and spoken-word recordings, but AGINCOURT never existed as a proper band beyond the recording of this album.

>> Bio by Bob Moore (aka ClemofNazareth) <<

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Fly Away (plus bonus tracks)Fly Away (plus bonus tracks)
Lion Productions 2009
Audio CD$18.12
$32.88 (used)
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Fly Away (plus bonus tracks) by Agincourt (2009-03-17)Fly Away (plus bonus tracks) by Agincourt (2009-03-17)
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Fly Away [1970 UK Acid Folk 2011 EU Reissue Black Vinyl]Fly Away [1970 UK Acid Folk 2011 EU Reissue Black Vinyl]
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3.08 | 7 ratings
Fly Away
1970

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 Fly Away by AGINCOURT album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.08 | 7 ratings

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Agincourt Prog Folk

Review by GruvanDahlman
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3 stars There is something truly endearing about british folk from the late 60's and 70's. And there is an amazing quality about so many of the bands from that period. Not only Fairport Convention or Steeleye Span made great music. Sometimes the best recordings stems from the more obscure groups.

Agincourt is one of these obscure groups. Unlike, say, Pentangle the music of Agincourt is quite resounding of the 60's american folk boom but with a strong british bottom, which can be heard on tracks like "When I awoke" or "Kind sir". The musicianship is good throughout and there are plenty of beautiful and haunting harmonies to be found.

I would classify Agincourt's album as proggy folk with a bit of rock leanings, spiced with a bit of psychedelic west coast. Actually, when thinking about it I find the album is a strange and remarkable yet cohesive affair. I find it to be an enjoyable album in it's dreamy, fairytale-ish way. Still, it's not at all up to par with say Jade or Mellow Candle. Rather it is a good but not essential part of the UK folk prog-scene. It has a lot going for it and, as I wrote earlier, it possesses a genuine identity and charm but it fails to reach the heights of other, greater bands.

Conclusion: a gentle, enjoyable album with a lot of ideas and ambition. I rate it a solid three stars.

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