VA – Milk of the Tree: An Anthology of Female Vocal Folk and Singer-Songwriters 1966-1973 (2017)

Posted by Green on January 14, 2018as

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Three CD collection. Notwithstanding one or two isolated exceptions, it wasn’t until the mid-’60s that independent female voices really began to be heard within the music industry. Over the course of four hours and sixty tracks, Milk Of The Tree focuses on the music made in the late ’60s and early ’70s in both Britain and North America by either female solo artists or acts with featured female vocalists. Along the way, we encounter San Franciscan psychedelia, LA folk rock, Swinging London pop-folk, electric folk, progressive folk and even folk club folk as well as (of course) a plethora of singer- songwriters (including Various ladies of the Canyon) from the movement’s golden age. As well as featuring most of the leading figures from both sides of the Atlantic, Milk Of The Tree includes many performers who received little attention at the time but who now have a cult reputation amongst collectors. A significant number of tracks were unreleased at the time, while the set also includes the first-ever appearance by pioneering female rock duo Emily Muff, two American girls who were based in England during the period in question but failed to land a recording contract. With a 44-page booklet crammed with rare photos and details of the Various acts featured, the clambox-housed Milk Of The Tree is not only a fascinating social document but, we hope, a hugely entertaining snapshot of a particular time, place and frame of mind that produced some enduring, spellbinding music.

CD 1
01. Melanie – Do You Believe
02. Joan Baez – Blessed Are…
03. Pentangle – Light Flight
04. Dana Gillespie – Foolish Seasons
05. Judy Roderick – Someone To Talk My Troubles To
06. John & Beverley Martyn – Auntie Aviator
07. The Serpent Power – Flying Away
08. Joan Armatrading – It Could Have Been Better
09. Jude – Morning Morgantown
10. Mandy More – If Not By Fire
11. Laura Nyro – Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp
12. Susan Pillsbury – I Thought I Knew The Answers
13. Jaki Whitren – Give Her The Day
14. Wendy & Bonnie – By The Sea
15. Jackie DeShannon – Come And Stay With Me
16. Marianne Faithfull – Something Better
17. Spirogyra – An Everyday Consumption Song
18. Polly Niles – The Milk Of The Tree
19. Nico – Chelsea Girls
20. Mary-Anne – Reverie For Roslyn

CD 2
01. The Stone Poneys – Diffrent Drum
02. Eclection – Please (MK. II)
03. Jade – Five Of Us
04. The Simon Sisters – Who Has Seen The Wind?
05. Judee Sill – Jesus Was A Cross Maker
06. The Woods Band – January’s Snows
07. Trader Horne – In My Loneliness
08. Janis Ian – Society’s Child (Baby I’ve Been Thinking)
09. Lily & Maria – I Was
10. Mellow Candle – Feeling High
11. Tomorrow Come Someday – Tomorrow Come Someday
12. Julie Covington – My Silks And Fine Array
13. Norma Waterson – Red Wine And Promises
14. Mr. Fox – Mr Fox
15. Buffy Sainte-Marie – The Dream Tree
16. The Academy – Munching The Candy
17. Sandy Denny – Late November
18. Hendrickson Road House – Tomorrow Your Sorrow
19. Chuck & Mary Perrin – Mornings
20. Lesley Duncan – Mr Rubin

CD 3
01. Chimera – Come Into The Garden
02. Diane Hildebrand – Early Mornings Blues And Greens
03. Susan Christie – Rainy Day
04. Bridget St. John – Autumn Lullaby
05. Principal Edwards Magic Theatre – Ballad (Of The Big Girl Now And A Mere Boy)
06. Ruthann Friedman – Windy
07. Design – The Lonely
08. Shelagh McDonald – Mirage
09. Mary Hopkin – Aderyn Llwyd (Sparrow)
10. Vashti Bunyan – Love Song
11. Bonnie Dobson – Winter’s Going
12. Anne Briggs – Sandman’s Song
13. The Bunch – When Will I Be Loved
14. Carolanne Pegg – The Lady And The Well
15. Margo Guryan – Think Of Rain
16. Ithaca – Story Of Our Time/Beneath This Sky
17. Trees – Murdoch
18. The Sallyangie – Banquet On The Water
19. Emily Muff – Pass The Night
20. Mimi Farina – Morgan The Pirate

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