Monday, September 6, 2010

Just Another Diamond Day

Just another 1970 album from Vashti Bunyan

I picked up the CD reissue of this when it came out in the early 2000s, and was astonished that I hadn't heard about it for thirty years. It was produced by Joe Boyd with instrumental backing by members of Fairport Convention and the Incredible String Band, and sounds a lot like another Boyd-produced album from 1970 that might be next on my list if I can't find any C artists worth discussing.

Just Another Diamond Day is a gorgeous album, but the most refreshing part of the Vashti Bunyan's revival was that she (unlike Nick Drake and Judee Sill) was able to experience it. Vashti even cut a new album in 2005, which wasn't quite as wonderful as Diamond Day but was still nice to hear.

Have a happy Labor Day, and let your freak folk flag fly high..

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