13 August 2008

Swaddling Songs by Mellow Candle

Swaddling Songs by Mellow Candle is a lovely English prog-folk album from 1972, surely the best year for albums ever!

Mellow Candle sit nicely alongside bands like Stackridge and Fairport Convention but, inexplicably, failed to emulate their success at the time.

I discovered Swaddling Songs through the podcast of Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone which is worth listening to just for the amazingly bizarre music that it introduces you to, such as Turkish psychedelia.

Swaddling Songs is available from Esoteric Recordings which is building up an excellent prog-rock catalogue and has just acquired the rights to a large number of Hawkwind albums.

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  1. Hi, i've posted the freakzone interview on youtube, while Alison has a new single coming out this autumn featuring classic songs by Nick Drake ('Day is Done') and Nico ('Frozen Warnings').

    Released by Fruits de Mer Records on a very limited vinyl pressing. More info at www.myspace.com/fdmer2

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