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Ian And Sylvia – Ian And Sylvia (1971)

May 31, 2009

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Artist: Ian And Sylvia
Release: Ian & Sylvia (MGM)
Date: 1971
Sylvia is from Chatham. Born Sylvia Fricker.

   Their weekly CTV series, ‘Nashville North,’ introduced in 1970, became ‘The Ian Tyson Show’ (with Sylvia only an occasional guest) in 1971 and continued until 1975. Ian and Sylvia made their last appearances as a duo in May 1975 at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto. They have been reunited on occasion – eg, for a concert filmed 18 Aug 1986 by the CBC at the Kingswood Music Theatre, Maple, Ont, with Lightfoot, Judy Collins, Emmylou Harris, and Murray McLauchlan as guests. Ian and Sylvia were inducted into the Juno Awards Hall of Fame in 1992.

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Ian And Sylvia – Lovin’ Sound (1967)

May 31, 2009

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Artist: Ian And Sylvia
Release: The Lovin’ Sound
Date: 1967
Sylvia is from Chatham. Born Sylvia Fricker.

Tracks:
01 windy weather
02 hang on to a dream
03 i don’t believe you
04 where did all the love go
05 mr spoons
06 national hotel
07 sunday
08 pilgrimage to paradise
09 reason to believe
10 big river
11 trilogy
12 lovin’ sound
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Review by Richie Unterberger
  The Ian & Sylvia records bridging their folk phase and country-rock period were always uneven folk-rockish affairs, and this one, which remains one of their least-known 1960s efforts, was not an exception. Peg down your expectations a notch, though, and it isn’t bad, and it’s perhaps their most pop-oriented venture into the folk-rock waters.
Paul Harris (keyboards and orchestral arrangements) and Harvey Brooks (bass), both among the most active session players on mid-’60s New York folk-rock records, were both in the band playing on this release. Largely forsaking the traditional folk material that had dominated their first albums, the set was split between original material and covers of contemporary songwriters Bob Dylan, Tim Hardin, and Johnny Cash (session guitarist David Rea contributed “Pilgrimage to Paradise”). Still, the duo never adapted to rock music as well as most of their ex-folkie peers, and the sound of Lovin’ Sound is rather subdued and tentative.

There are some good moody songs here, though, that grow on you, such as the title track (which would not have sounded unreasonable on AM radio) and “Trilogy.” The covers of Hardin’s “Hang on to a Dream” and “Reason to Believe,” as well as Dylan’s “I Don’t Believe You,” are well done as well. “Sunday,” written as a CBC TV theme, is uncharacteristically happy-go-lucky, with a trumpet-mimicking vocal chorus that leaves one with the impression that they were making fun of California sunshine pop; “Where Did All the Love Go?” and Johnny Cash’s “Big River” expressed their growing country leanings. As a lowlight, “National Hotel” was a cruddy goodtime-vaudevillian exercise that didn’t suit the pair at all.

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Ian And Sylvia – You Were On My Mind (1972)

May 31, 2009

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Artist: Ian And Sylvia
Release: You Were On My Mind
Date: 1972
Sylvia is from Chatham. Born Sylvia Fricker.
Notes: This was the last album Ian & Sylvia recorded (officially it’s a “Ian & Sylvia and Great Speckled Bird” album). It has not yet been released on CD. The title “You Were On My Mind” might mislead people into thinking that this is some sort of compilation, but it is a completely new album, with the title track re-recorded in a faster tempo with electric instruments. Sylvia also released a solo CD with the same title in 1990, and in 1994 a compilation with the same title yet again!)

Tracks:
1. Get Up Jake (Robbie Robertson) 2:38  2. Old Cheyenne (Tyson) 4:40  3. Antelope (Fricker, Tyson) 3:14  4. Miriam (Fricker) 3:17  5. Lonesome Valley (trad) 3:14  6. You Were On My Mind (Fricker) 2:15  7. Joshua (Fricker) 2:09  8. You’re Not Alone Anymore (Tyson) 3:23  9. Salmon in the Sea (Tyson) 2:21  10. The Beginning of the End (Fricker, Tyson)  11. Bill (Won’t You Please Take Me Home) (Fricker) 3:15

Produced by Ben Keith and Ian Tyson.

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Ian And Sylvia – Movin’ On (1999)

May 30, 2009
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Artist: Ian And Sylvia
Release: Movin’ On (1967-1968)
Date: 1999 (Mercury) Made In Canada
Sylvia is from Chatham. Born Sylvia Fricker.

  This CD contains the two albums Ian & Sylvia released on MGM, Lovin’ Sound (1967) and Full Circle (1968). Here they started developing a richer, fuller sound. This is probably my favorite single-CD release of Ian & Sylvia. Notes by Nicholas Jennings.

1. Windy Weather (Tyson) 3:07  2. Hang On To A Dream (Tim Hardin) 2:15  3. I Don’t Believe You (Dylan) 3:11  4. Where Did All The Love Go (Fricker) 2:41  5. Mr Spoons (Tyson) 2:24  6. National Hotel (Tyson) 2:07  7. Sunday (Tyson, Fricker) 2:03   8. Pilgrimage To Paradise (David Rea) 3:24  9. Reason To Believe (Tim Hardin) 2:13   10. Big River (Cash) 2:02   11. Trilogy (Fricker) 2:45   12. Lovin’ Sound (Tyson) 2:34  13. Here’s To You (Hamilton Camp) 2:34  14. I Learned From Leah (Tyson, Fricker)  15. Woman’s World (Fricker)   16. Mr Spoons (Tyson) 2:47   17. Shinbone Alley (Fricker)   18. Please Think (Keith McKie) 4:34   19. Stories He’d Tell (Tyson) 5:52   20. Jickson Johnson (trad) 3:57  21. Tears Of Rage (Dylan, Manuel) 4:52   22. Minstrel (David Rea) 3:55

Credits:
Lovin’ Sound:
David Rea: lead guitar
Paul Harris: keyboards, orchestrations
Harvey Brooks & Don Payne: bass
Bill LaVorna & Donald MacDonald: drums
Produced by John Court.

Full Circle:
David Rea: guitar
Bill Pursell: piano, organ
Weldon Myrick: steel guitar
Norbert Putnam: bass
Ken Buttrey: drums
Charlie Fox: string choir arrangements
Produced by Elliot Mazer.

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Ian And Sylvia – Live at Newport Release (1996)

May 30, 2009
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Artist: Ian And Sylvia
Release: Live at Newport
Date: 1996
Sylvia is from Chatham

   Recorded at the Newport Folk Festival in 1963 and 1965. A great CD showing what a solid live act Ian & Sylvia were. All recordings previously unreleased except 3, 11, and 12, which had appeared on various Newport compilations on vinyl back in the sixties.

1 – Introduction by Ed McCurdy :08
2 – Oh Katy Dear (trad) 2:49
3 – Un Canadien Errant (trad) 3:28
4 – V’le Bon Vent (trad) 2:12
5 – The Greenwood Sidie / The Cruel Mother (trad) 2:36
6 – Royal Canal (Brendan Behan) 4:22
7 – C. C. Rider (trad) 3:00
8 – Red Velvet (Tyson) 2:21
9 – Song for Canada (Pete Gzowski, Tyson) 4:25
10 – Travelling Drummer (Fricker) 2:20
11 – Someday Soon (Tyson) 2:44
12 – Play One More (Tyson) 2:49
13 – You Were On My Mind (Fricker) 2:51
14 – Maude’s Blues (Losing is an Easy Game) (Fricker) 4:03
15 – Four Strong Winds (Tyson) 4:26

Credits:
Eric “the doctor” Hord: lead guitar, tracks 1-6
Rick Turner: lead guitar, tracks 7-14
Ronny Schiff: notes
Joe Alper, John Cooke: photos
Produced by Jeff Zaraya

Thanks to:  Richard and Mimi 

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Ian And Sylvia – Complete Vanguard (2001)

May 30, 2009
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Artist: Ian And Sylvia
Release: The Complete Vanguard Studio Recordings
Date: 2001
Sylvia is from Chatham

  This four-CD collection contains all seven albums that Ian & Sylvia recorded with Vanguard. Also included are three bonus tracks, “Keep on the Sunny Side,” “Je t’aime Marielle,” and an alternate take of “Rocks and Gravel.” It includes a great 80-page booklet with dozens of beautiful photos, complete credits, images of the original album covers, and an essay by Colin Escott based on interviews with Ian and Sylvia. One drawback is that the original album notes are not included. Also, One might have expected a more attractive cover!

CD ONE:
Ian & Sylvia
1 – Rocks and Gravel (Fricker, Tyson) 3:31 2 – Old Blue (Fricker, Tyson) 3:25 3 – C.C. Rider (trad) 2:56 4 – Un Canadien Errant (trad) 2:58 5 – Handsome Molly (trad) 2:09 6 – Mary Anne (trad) 3:16 7 – Pride of Petrovar (trad) 2:46 8 – Makes a Long Time Man Feel Bad 2:43  9 – Rambler Gambler (trad) 3:02  10 – Down by the Willow Garden (trad) 2:59 11 – Got No More Home Than a Dog (Handy) 3:23  12 – When First Unto His Country 2:37 13 – Live A-Humble 2:43
John Herald: second guitar, Bill Lee, Art David: string bass

Four Strong Winds
14 – Jesus Met the Woman at the Well (trad) 2:12 15 – Tomorrow Is a Long Time (Dylan) 3:18  16 – Katy Dear (trad) 3:01  17 – Poor Lazarus (trad) 4:03  18 – Four Strong Winds (Tyson) 3:28  19 – Ella Speed (trad) 2:26  20 – Long Lonesome Road (trad) 2:27 21 – V’la l’Bon Vent (trad) 1:44  22 – Royal Canal (trad) 3:35  23 – Lady of Carlisle (trad) 3:37  24 – Spanish Is a Loving Tongue (trad) 3:27  25 – The Greenwood Side (The Cruel Mother) (trad) 2:30 26 – Everynight When the Sun Goes Down 4:13
John Herald: second guitar
Eric Weissberg, Paul Weidman: bass

CD TWO:
Northern Journey
27 – You Were on My Mind (Fricker) 2:47  28 – Moonshine Can (trad) 2:16  29 – The Jealous Lover 2:54  30 – Four Rode By (Tyson) 2:42  31 – Brave Wolfe 5:25  32 – Nova Scotia Farewell (trad) 2:51 33 – Some Day Soon (Tyson) 2:20  34 – Little Beggarman (Makem) 2:23  35 – Texas Rangers (trad) 3:27  36 – The Ghost Lover (trad) 2:45  37 – Captain Woodstock’s Courtship (trad) 2:56 38 – Green Valley (trad) 4:03  39 – Swing Down, Chariot (trad) 2:09
John Herald: second guitar, Eric Weissberg, Russ Savakus: bass, Monte Dunn: mandolin, guitar

Early Morning Rain
40 – Come in Stranger (Cash) 1:57  41 – Early Morning Rain Lightfoot 3:58 42 – Nancy Whiskey (trad) 2:37  43 – Awake Ye Drowsky Sleepers 3:27  44 – Marlborough Street Blues (Tyson) 2:18  45 – Darcy Farrow (Campbell, Gillette) 3:30  46 – Travelling Drummer (Fricker) 2:28  47 – Maude’s Blues (Fricker), (Tyson) 4:01  48 – Red Velvet (Tyson) 2:18  49 – I’ll Bid My Hear Be Still 2:51 50 – For Lovin’ Me (Lightfoot) 2:19  51 – Song for Canada (Gzowski, Tyson) 4:06
Monte Dunn: guitar, Russ Savakus: bass

CD THREE:
Play One More
52 – Short Grass (Fricker, Tyson) 2:19  53 – The French Girl (Fricker, Tyson) 2:43  54 – When I Was Cowboy 3:49  55 – Changes (Ochs) 3:32  56 – Gifts Are for Giving (Fricker) 3:16 57 – Molly and Tenbrooks (Albertano, Gillette) 3:30 58 – Hey, What About Me (McKenzie) 3:25  59 – Lonely Girls (Fricker, Tyson) 2:41  60 – Satisfied Mind (Hays, Rhodes) 3:35  61 – Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa (Bacharach, David) 3:06 62 – Friends of Mine (Tyson) 3:39  63 – Play One More (Tyson) 3:02
Rick Turner: guitar, Felix Pappalardi: bass, arrangements, Paul Griffin: organ, Eric Weissberg: banjo, Al Gorgoni: instrumental ensemble

So Much For Dreaming
64 – The Circle Game (Mitchell) 3:01  65 – So Much for Dreaming (Tyson) 3:02 66 – Wild Geese (Tyson) 3:59  67 – Child Apart (Tyson) 3:30  68 – Summer Wages (Tyson) 4:04  69 – Hold Tight (Fricker) 2:39  70 – Cutty Wren (trad) 2:57 71 – Si Les Bateaux (Gill Vignault) 3:42  72 – Catfish Blues (trad) 3:36  73 – Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies (trad) 3:25 74 – January Morning (Tyson) 3:07  75 – Grey Morning (Fricker) 2:47
David Rea: guitar, Robert Bushnell: electric bass, Al Rogers: drums, Trade Martin: orchestrations

CD FOUR:
Nashville
76 – The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo) (Dylan) 2:52 77 – Wheels on Fire (Dylan) 3:47  78 – Farewell to the North (Tyson) 3:45 79 – Taking Care of Business (Tyson) 3:14  80 – Southern Comfort (Fricker) 5:04  81 – Ballad of the Ugly Man (lyrics – Fricker, music – Tyson) 2:34 82 – 90 X 90 (Rea) 2:41  83 – She’ll Be Gone (Fricker) 2:42 84 – London Life (Fricker) 2:44  85 – The Renegade (lyrics – Tyson; music – Fricker) 3:40 86 – House of Cards (Tyson) 4:04  87 – Every Time I Feel the Spirit (trad) 1:48
Produced by Ian Tyson. , Bonus Tracks: 88 – Keep on the Sunny Side (A.P. Carter, Gary Garett) 2:40  89 – Rocks and Gravel [alternate take] (Fricker, Tyson) 3:26 90 – Je T’Aime Marielle 3:32

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