Label: Leader (2) - LESCD2076 • Format: CDr • Country: UK • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk
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Bright Phoebus – Songs By Lal And Mike Waterson. Domino – 4 August Bright Phoebus, Lal and Mike Waterson’s folk-noir masterpiece, has long been recognised as one of British music’s legendary lost records. Following the parting of ways of The Watersons and freed from the strictures of folk orthodoxy, Lal and Mike Waterson’s love of words allowed them to serve the needs of their .
Novem. Mike and Lal Waterson. If you’re going to come back, when you’re flame has almost been extinguished by time, you can find no better accompaniment to your resurrection than the meaningful work of Lal and Mike Waterson. This brother and sister duo by the time had rolled around, were thought of as great icons of the past, but hardly anyone realized that they had the power to come back and shine as brightly as before. ’s Bright Phoebus Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins.
When Norma Waterson left to work in radio in foreign parts, after travelling for a living had nearly broken them, never mind their folk group, the Watersons took up regular jobs. But both Mike and Lal found themselves writing contemporary songs, which were recorded by Bill Leader for a remarkable album, Bright Phoebus. On this track with them are Norma, Tim Hart and Maddy Prior, Martin Carthy, Richard .
In , Mike and Lal Waterson (from the Watersons) joined forces to record an album for the Trailer label, Bright Phoebus, which is most unlike anything else they ever did, as it features self-penned songs (of which there are none on any of their other albums) as well as an all-star backing band. Joining Mike and Lal are folk-fusion luminaries such as Ashley Hutchings, Maddy Prior and Tim Hart of Steeleye .
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