Vashti Bunyan | Just Another Diamond Day | Album
Vashti Bunyan "Just Another Diamond Day" (1970)
LP (NEW) - Vinyl, Branch Music, UK, 2018, BRANCH002LP, 666017319414, Clear Vinyl, Remastered, Limited Edition (1000), Gatefold Sleeve
Just Another Diamond Day is the debut album by UK folk songstress Vashti Buyan, originally released in 1970 on Philips. Bunyan recorded a couple of unsuccessful singles in the mid 1960s and when these failed to meet with success, she was dropped from her record label by Andrew Loog Oldham. She travelled through Scotland in a horse and cart, and during this time she composed the songs for Just Another Diamond Day. The album was produced by Joe Boyd, and it includes folk-rock fixtures like Dave Swarbrick and Simon Nicol from Fairport Convention, Nick Drake’s string arranger Robert Kirby, and Robin Williamson Just Another Diamond Day is comparable to Nick Drake’s work, but while Drake is often gloomy and pessimistic, Bunyan’s work is twee and charming. The songs are about the things that Bunyan observed on her journey, like ‘Glow Worms’ and ‘Lily Pond’, and the songs are full of innocence and beauty. Bunyan’s voice is mild and pretty, and the arrangements are also gentle and charming, adding up to a beautiful period piece that’s full of enchantment and wonder.
Artist Website: anotherday.co.uk
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