Evensong / Evensong
Album: Evensong   Collection:General
Artist:Evensong   Added:Dec 2010

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-03-06 Pull Date: 2011-05-08
Week Ending: May 8 Apr 24 Apr 17 Mar 20
Airplays: 2 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 06, 2011: The Songsmith Show
I Was Her Cowboy
4. Apr 21, 2011: Double Daydream Disaster
Dodos And Dinosaurs
2. May 05, 2011: Daydream Disaster
Rum Runner
5. Apr 15, 2011: The Songsmith Show
Take Your Son To Church Mother
3. Apr 22, 2011: The Songsmith Show
Rum Runner
6. Mar 17, 2011: Daydream Disaster
Rum Runner

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2011-02-23
The first 10 songs comprised the original Evensong album, released in 1972. Songs 11-14 are here heard for the first time, recorded in 1971. Songs 15, 16 were a single released in 1973. Evensong is the brainchild of Tony Hulme and Mike Lawson, a short-lived early 70’s band from England. They play folk, country, pop, psyche and a bit of blues. Think Simon & Garfunkel, Beatles, any folk-rock sounds, etc. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 15, 16.

1. (3:48) Slow. Spacey, dreamy, mellow. Like a drug-induced state, this song takes you higher on a magic carpet ride.
2. *(3:16) Mid / Fast. Folksy with a driving beat and electric guitar country fills. Makes you feel like getting up a dance a jig.
3. (3:34) Slow. Nice acoustic picking guitar and pedal or dobro. Really dreamy, about loss of love.
4. *(2:36) Slow / Mid. Percussion, recorder, tambourine. Eastern sound with nice plodding drumming, ethereal and moody.
5. *(3;37) Mid. Very folksy, kind of Simon & Garfunkel-ish. Nice melody.
6. *(4:45) Mid / Fast. Country, folk. Percussion, acoustic guitar, then it breaks out into a rocker with heavy drums. Alternates between mellow and uptempo. Song about the effects of church and religion.
7. (3:00) Mid / Fast. Alternating between big and loud then quieter phrases. Rocking phrases and more orchestral phrases. A bit disjointed but interesting.
8. (2:39) Mid. Folky, kind of James Taylor. It’s got a nice organ supporting the acoustic guitar.
9. *(3:48) Mid / Fast. Driving, epic, dreamy, folksy. A great story-song about a guy running rum and his predicament.
10. (4:01) Slow / Mid. Dreamy, ethereal, picking guitar. A bit of a Beatles feel. Pedal steel gives it a country sound toward the end.

11. (2:57) Mid. Poppy, dreamy, almost a Byrds thing going on. Psyche rock.
12. (2:51) Mid. Another dreamy pop song, sounding like many ’60’s era psychedelia. Organ, drums predominate.
13. (4:30) Slow / Mid. More of a singer / songwriter sound here. Parallels with Simon & Garfunkel. Cool acoustic guitar and strings.
14. (2:21) Mid. Definite Beatles sounding, psyche, folk, country sounds.
15. *(2:45) Mid. A Neil Young song done as a country sing-a-long type thing.
16. *(3;39) Slow / Mid. Dreamy with organ, drums, guitar up front. Nice, but short, guitar solos.

Track Listing
1. Dodos And Dinosaurs   9. Rum Runner
2. I Was Her Cowboy   10. Sweetbriar Road
3. Store Of Time   11. Homemade Wine
4. Gypsy   12. Reaching Out For Someone
5. Smallest Man In The World   13. Wooden Wheels
6. Take Your Son To Church Mother   14. Tell Me A Story
7. Borderline   15. Dance Dance Dance
8. Firefly   16. Romeo