CD Memories [Richard & Mimi Faria] [CD] [1 disc] (CD 168346),
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Memories [Richard & Mimi Faria] [CD] [1 disc]

  • 1. Quiet Joys of Brotherhood, The
    2. Joy 'Round My Brain
    3. Lemonade Lady
    4. Downtown - (TRUE instrumental)
    5. Almond Joy
    6. Blood Red Roses
    7. Morgan the Pirate
    8. Dopico; Celebration for a Grey Day - (TRUE instrumental)
    9. House un-American Blues Activity Dream
    10. Swallow Song, A
    11. All the World Has Gone By
    12. Pack up Your Sorrows
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 79263

  • Credits
    ProducerRichard Farina

    Personnel: Mimi Faria (vocals, guitar, dulcimer); Richard Faria (vocals, guitar, dulcimer); Joan Baez (vocals, guitar); Grady Martin, Bruce Langhorne (guitar); Kyle Grahan, John Hammond, Jr. (harmonica); Charles Small (piano); Al Rogers (drums).
    Photographer: Jim Marshall .
    Arranger: Peter Schickele.
    A posthumous collection of odds and ends, this actually holds considerable appeal for anyone who likes their pair of fully realized albums. The 12 songs include a few studio outtakes, a few solo turns by Mimi on compositions written by Richard but incompletely recorded at the time of his death, a couple performances from the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, and a couple of Joan Baez tracks from sessions for an aborted album Richard was producing with her. These leftovers are generally up to the standard of the two "real" albums, especially "The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood" (covered by Fairport Convention) and "Morgan the Pirate" (a farewell to Bob Dylan, according to the sketchy liner notes). The two cuts by Baez (which Richard wrote or co-wrote), especially the compellingly melancholy "All The World Has Gone By," are excellent, leading one to wonder if the projected album they came from would have been one of Baez's best if it had been completed. These may be leftovers, but it's a worthwhile collection nonetheless. ~ Richie Unterberger

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (2/15/69, p.29) - "...a sad, [final kind] of album. It is all the bits and tag-ends of the late Richard Farina.... it's like the tiny sounds at the end of a xylophone, like circles of Spanish guitars in the night."
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  • Genre: Rock
  • Label: Vanguard 79263
  • Distributor: Welk
  • Analog/Digital: n/a
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Studio/Live: Studio
  • UPC: 015707926324
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