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17 Jun 2017

Hunt & Turner "Magic Landscape" 1972 UK Folk Rock







 Hunt & Turner "Magic Landscape" 1972 UK Psych Folk Rock

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Fabulous grooving folk rock sounds with plenty of atmosphere, first released by the much beloved Village Thing label in 1972. Ian Hunt and John Turner first teamed-up in the late summer of 1970, the inevitable collaboration of two of the West Country's most sought-after session musicians.

String bassist and guitarist Turner had just left the infamous Pigsty Hill Light Orchestra and Hunt, a wizard guitarist and song writer who was already a 'big-name' on the Bristol scene, was looking for a new vehicle for his talents. Both had been spawned by the legendary Bristol Troubadour Club, which Turner had run for several years, and within months the new duo was picking up fans and followers around the UK and in Europe.

This album went straight to number six in the Melody Maker folk charts upon its original release. Years later, Ian Hunt is still making stunning music and is rated amongst the finest guitarists in the land, while John Turner, ever the entertainer and entrepreneur, as well as being in his own words a "part-time rake and bon viveur," was until recently one of Britain's most respected BBC radio and television presenters.

Crystalline acoustic and electric guitars and delicious vocals, backed with electric and string bass and bongos; imagine if you will British band Magna Carta with a guitarist as skilled as Wizz Jones or John Martyn: acoustic instrumentation and strong songs......................

"The second of our reissues from The Village Thing catalog is this wonderful 1972 LP by the talented duo Ian Hunt and John Turner. Hunt & Turner got together in the summer of 1970, after having worked as some of the most in-demand session musicians of the West Country. Turner was an accomplished string bass player, while Hunt was already a big name on the Bristol scene, playing great guitar and writing songs. They moved around Bristol's Troubadour Club, which Turner had run for several years, and once the duo was arranged, they expanded their art around the UK and Europe. With this LP, they gathered a small amount of success, reaching #6 on the Melody Maker folk charts. More fabulous folk sounds, plenty of crystalline acoustic guitars and delicious vocals, at times reminiscent of CSN&Y and relatives. Hunt & Turner, who, besides their fab vocal duties, already play acoustic & electric guitars, electric and string bass and bongos, are occasionally augmented by John Merritt on bass guitar and Rod Matthews on percussion. Includes an insert with the lyrics."................

Wonderful 1972 LP by the talented duo Ian Hunt and John Turner. Hunt & Turner got together in the summer of 1970, after having worked as some of the most in demand session musicians of the West Country's. Turner was an acomplished string bass player, while Hunt was already a big name on the Bristol scene, playing great guitar and writing songs. They moved around Bristol's Troubadour Club, which Turner had run for several years, and as once the duo was arranged they expanded their art around the UK and Europe. With this LP they gathered a small amount of success, reaching #6 in the Melody Maker folk charts.

More fabulous folk sounds plenty of crystalline acoustic guitars and delicious vocals, at times reminiscing of CSN&Y and relatives. Hunt & Turner, who -besides their fab vocal duties- already play acoustic & electric guitars, electric and string bass and bongos, are ocasionally augmented by John Merritt on bass guitar and Rod Matthews on percussion.....................

Musicians
*Ian Hunt - Vocals, Acoustic, Electric Fuitar, Bongos
*John Turner - Vocals, Guitar, Electric Bass
*Rodney Matthews - Percussion

Tracklist
A1 Hold Me Now
A2 Silver Lady
A3 We Say We`re Sorry
A4 Magic Landscape
A5 Mr Bojangles
B1 Living Without You
B2 Man Of Rings
B3 Older Now And Younger Then
B4 Morning For Eve
B5 Rockfield Rag

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