I’d hereby like to honour you for your more than excellent articles on Strange Folk in your April 2005 issue, and part 2 in your recent August 2009 issue! This is the sort of stuff we dedicated collectors of UK vinyl records love to indulge in! The writer, Richard Morton Jack. is the co- author of the most important book ever written (with all respect to Vernon Joynson’s Tapestry Of Delights) about the UK music scene in the 60s and 70s (that’s when it all happened) - namely Galactic Ramble.
Regarding the Strange Folk articles, I only have two slight comments of disagreement. I happen to find Trees’ The Garden Of Jayne Delawney an even better acid-folk album than their On The Shore album included in the article! Secondly, I see that Mark Fry: Dreaming With Alice (IT ZLST 70006, Italy Only, 1972) has been given the same value now as in 2005, namely £750. This fantastic little record (above) must be one of the world’s rarest and most sought after albums; I recently saw one being sold on eBay for about £2500.
by Haaken Eric Mathiesen
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