Label: Leader (2) - LESCD2076 • Format: CDr • Country: UK • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk
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· · Lal and Mike Waterson’s voices are brash, bruising things, but thick with fortifying beauty, making pagan-laced masterpieces such as The Scarecrow and Fine Horseman gnaw stunningly at the bones Estimated Reading Time: 1 min.
· · In the s, the Watersons carved out a reputation as England's premiere traditional folk family. It was somewhat of a shock, then, when brother and sister Mike and Lal Waterson recorded Bright Phoebus in The album departed from strict traditionalism by using all original material and by incorporating folk-rock musicians like Richard Thompson and Martin Carthy.9/10(1).
Lal's daughter Maria Gillhooley has been singing Fine Horseman beautifully for a few years now with a very slight amendment to the lyric (she sings "Fine flying sparrow" not "Fine fine sparrow"). I saw her do it at the Royal Albert Hall Waterson family show back in May of this year and at a recent Blue Murder gig.
· Album Review: Lal & Mike Waterson - Bright Phoebus (Reissue) in ‘Fine Horseman’, different voices, dream and reality, past and present, all seem to bleed into each other. That said, the.
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