AMAZING BLONDEL

SHORT BIOGRAPHY:


"Willowood"


Amazing Blondel was formed by John Gladwin and Terry Wincott in the laste 1960's. They were very inspired by renaissance-music and wrote new acoustic material in that style. Apparently Rolling Stones' "Lady Jane has been an inspiration for them."

When their first album "Evensong" the group had become a trio with guitarist Eddie Baird.

All group members played many different instruments and

After three fine albums Gladwin decided to leave the group. Baird and Wincott continued as Blondel and released 4 more albums in the 1970's before they split up. By that time their music had changed towards a more commercial mainstream type of music.

In 1997 the three original members re-united and recorded the album "Restoration", and the group still performs live.

Key Band Members:

John David Gladwin: Vocals, guitar, lute, oboe and songwriter. He is a great songwriter and wrote the majority of songs for their first three albums. He left in 1972 after the release of "England". Rejoined the other in the 1990s'

Terry Wincott: Keyboards, flute, cittern, horn and vocals. Original member.

Eddie Baird: Guitar, percussion and vocals. Joined in 1970. Began writing the songs when Gladwin left.



Discography:

1. Amazing Blondel - Bell Records 1970

Tracks:
1. Saxon Lady / 2. Bethel Town Mission / 3. Season of the Year / 4. Canaan / 5. Shepherd's Song / 6. Though You Don't Want My Love / 7. Love Sonnet / 8. Spanish Lace / 9- Minstrel's Song / 10. Bastard Loveto the Earl of Bottesford
Rating :


2. Evensong - Island 1970

Tracks:
1. Pavan / 2. St. Crispin's Day / 3. Spring Season / 4. Willowood / 5. Evensong / 6. Queen of Scots / 7. The Ploughman / 8. Old Moot Hall / 9. Lady Marion's Galliard / 10. Under the Greenwood Tree / 11. Anthem
Rating : 8


3. Fantasia Lindum - Island 1971

Tracks:
1. Fantasia Lindum / 2. Toye / 3. Safety in God Alone / 4. Two Dances / 5. Three Seasons Almaine / 6. Seige of Yaddlethorpe
Rating : 6


4. England - Island 1972

Tracks:
1. Seascape / 2. Landscape / 3. Afterglow / 4. A Spring Air / 5. Cantus Firmus to Counterpoint / 6. Sinfonia for Guitar and Strings / 7. Dolor Dulcis / 8. Lament to the Earl of Bottesford
Rating : 6


5. Blondel - Island 1973

Tracks:
1. The Leaving of the Country Lover / 2. Young Man's Fancy / 3. Easy Come, Easy Go / 4. Sailing / 5. Lesson One / 6. Festival / 7. Weavers Market / 8. Depression
Rating : 7


6. Mulgrave Street - DJM Records 1974

Tracks:
1. Mulgrave Street / 2. Iron Steel / 3. Light Your Light / 4. Hole in the Head / 5. Help Us Get Along / 6. See 'em Shining / 7. Love Must be the Time of Your Life / 8. All I Can Do / 9. Goodbye Our Friends / 10. Sad to See You Go
Rating :


7. Inspiration - DJM Records 1975

Tracks:
1. All the Time for You - Inspiration / 2. Thinking of You / 3. You Didn't Have to Lie About It / 4. I've Got News for You / 5. Lovers / 6. Good Time Gertir / 7. On a Night Like This / 8. Love Song / 9. Standing by My Window / 10. Be So Happy / 11. They're Born, They Grow and They Die / 12. They're Born, They Grow
Rating :


8. Bad Dreams - DJM Records 1976

Tracks:
1. Give Me A Chance / 2. Big Boy / 3. One Bad Dream / 4. Until I See You Again / 5. It's Got To Be A Girl / 6. I'll Go The Way I Came / 7. Wait For The Day / 8. Liberty Bell / 9. The Man That I Am / 10. Call It A Night
Rating :

9. Restoration - Talking Elephant 1997

Tracks:
1. Benedictus Es Domine / 2. Praeludium In D / 3. Highway Man / 4. Fugue / 5. Cawdor And Widdershins / 6. Aubaird / 7. Love Lies Bleeding / 8. Egagio / 9. Sir John In Love Again / 10. Interlude / 11. Road To Sedgemoore / 12. Cawdoor Revisited / 13. Benedictus (Harp In)
Rating :

10. On With the Show - Mooncrest 2007

Tracks:
1. Benedictus Es Domine / 2. Praeludium In D / 3. Highway Man / 4. Fugue / 5. Cawdor And Widdershins / 6. Aubaird / 7. Love Lies Bleeding / 8. Egagio / 9. Sir John In Love Again / 10. Interlude / 11. Road To Sedgemoore / 12. Cawdoor Revisited / 13. Benedictus (Harp In)
Rating :

Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - June 17 - 2011

520 Fantasia Lindum - 1971
646 England - 1972
670 Evensong - 1970
798 Blondel - 1973
897 Amazing Blondel - 1970
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December 25 - "rateyourmusic.com"



My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. Spring Season ( Gladwin ) Evensong
2. Pavan ( Gladwin ) Evensong
3. Evensong ( Gladwin ) Evensong
4. Swifts, Swains and Leafy Lanes ( Gladwin ) Fantasia Lindum
5. Old Moot Hall ( Gladwin ) Evensong
6. Licolnshire Lullaby ( Gladwin ) Fantasia Lindum
7. Festival ( Baird ) Blondel
8. St Crispin's Day ( Gladwin ) Evensong
9. Willowood ( Gladwin ) Evensong
10. The Ploughman ( Gladwin ) Evensong
11. Fantasia Lindum Prelude ( Gladwin ) Fantasia Lindum
12. Clestial Light ( Gladwin ) Fantasia Lindum
13. Toye ( Gladwin ) Fantasia Lindum
14. Weavers Market ( Baird ) Blondel
15. Safety in God Alone ( Gladwin ) Fantasia Lindum
16. Lady Marion's Galliard ( Gladwin ) Evensong
17. Under The Greenwood Tree ( Gladwin ) Evensong
18. Jig Upon Jig ( Gladwin ) Fantasia Lindum
19. Theme ( Gladwin ) Fantasia Lindum
20. Galliard ( Gladwin ) Fantasia Lindum
21. Basse Dance ( Gladwin ) Fantasia Lindum
22. Quatre Bras Pavan ( Gladwin ) Fantasia Lindum
23. Corante ( Gladwin ) Fantasia Lindum
24. The Leaving of the Country Lover ( Baird ) Blondel
25. Sailing ( Baird ) Blondel
26. Lesson One ( Baird ) Blondel
27. Why Are You Crying ( Roberts ) Flying Burrito Brothers

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