The most excellent fifth track from the latest of The Diamond Family Archive’s monthly EPs.
Laurence Collyer has been busy of late, releasing five songs each month this year on a very special collection of EPs only available via his website.
The latest September edition is another excellent example and well worth our time. Recorded at home the instrumentation has grown, sounding confident and ancient, the whole EP seems to have emerged from the mountains cool and fresh and already fifty years old.
This track, the Cuckoo, is no exception. The song seems to be based on the old folk song, covered by many in the 1960s including Bob Dylan (available on Gaslight), Anne Briggs and the Pentangle amongst others. Laurence seems to have taken that song and turned it into his own ancient mystery, the lyrics seemingly half-connected to the old but also very much his own. Great stuff.
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