Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
This time we finish off the music on this album, which I have this year joyously rediscovered.
Track 9 is a brilliantly executed, unique country blues song called “Winding Boy”.
Track 10 is “Fly On Home”. This is a lovely wistful thing, with an incredibly tasteful flute accompaniment; really nice.
The penultimate track on the record is the second of the two “back to childhood” songs thereon, the truly wonderful title of it being “Knuckledy Crunch and Slippledee-slee Song”, this title forming the opening words of the refrain. It is an up-beat romp, and by no means unpleasant. For some reason I have written the phrase “Some girl?” in the margin to my notes here, but for the life of me I can’t remember why.
The last track is track 12 on the CD, and is the only one not composed by John Martyn; it is by one Morton. It is called “Seven Black Roses”, and is the longest track on the album, coming in at 4.02 minutes. It is a busy, minor key, worried feeling thing, but again, the execution of it is perfect, brilliant and faultless. I now at last see this as a fitting cadence to this excellent LP; but I still can’t stand “The Gardeners”.
One more post on this LP, to deal with the credits.