CD Second Spring/Matthews Southern Comfort (CD 1267114),
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Second Spring/Matthews Southern Comfort

  • 1. Colorado Springs Eternal
    2. Commercial Proposition, A
    3. Castle Far, The
    4. Please Be My Friend
    5. What We Say
    6. Dream Song
    7. Fly Pigeon Fly
    8. Watch, The
    9. Sweet Bread
    10. Thoughts for a Friend
    11. I've Lost You
    12. Once upon a Lifetime
    13. Ballad of Obray Ramsey
    14. Moses in the Sunshine
    15. Jinkson Johnson
    16. Tale of the Trial
    17. Blood Red Roses
    18. Even As
    19. D'Arcy Farrow
    20. Something in the Way She Moves
    21. Southern Comfort
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 313

  • Credits
    ProducerAndy Leigh; Ray Duffy; Gordon Huntley; Carl Barnwell; Iain Matthews; Steve Barlby; Mark Griffiths
    EngineerJohn Wood; Robin Black

    Personnel: Ian Matthews (vocals, guitar); Carl Barnwell, Pete Wilsher, Mark Griffiths (guitar); Richard Thompson (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Simon Nicol (electric guitar); Roger Churchyard (piano); Dolly Collins (organ); Gerry Conway (drums, congas, tambourine); Ray Duffy (drums).
    Recording information: Morgan Studios, London, England; Sound techniques Studios, London, England.
    Photographer: Ray Stevenson.
    Matthews Southern Comfort is a transitional album for Matthews. Having recently exited Fairport Convention, this record pays tribute to that period of his career in both material ("A Castle Far") and in the choice of musicians who back him (many of them from Fairport Convention). At the same time, songs like "A Commercial Proposition" indicate where Matthews' future work is headed. With Second Spring, the other album included on this two-fer, Southern Comfort is a real band, and in addition to Matthews also includes Roger Swallow (ex-Marmalade) and Marc Griffiths (ex-Spooky Tooth). Although there is really nothing that makes this a memorable record, it's still quite nice overall. ~ Jim Worbois

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