Mellow Candle - Swaddling Songs

It's not often an album from the 60's and 70's takes me totally by surprise, but Swaddling Songs, by Mellow Candle did.

This long sought after record still sells for hundreds of pounds among vinyl collectors. In many ways it is typical of the 60s/70s folk rock period; eclectic, with a nod to Trees, Pentangle, Jethro Tull, Fairport Convention, Spyrogira and even CSN, but as a whole it is complete, beautifully executed and sublime. All the tracks are different and crafted as free standing songs, but the twin voices of Alison Williams and Clodagh Simonds pull it all together as a wonderful album.

This track, Reverend Sisters, reminds me of Laura Nyro. See what you think...

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