Following the acclaim and hike in popularity generated by 2014's astonishing Nothing Important LP, two of Geordie singer Richard Dawson's previous masterpieces are receiving much-needed reissues.
Originally released in 2012, The Magic Bridge is the sound of Dawson bursting gloriously from his chrysalis - those first dazzling glimmers of beguilingly Beefheartian folk picking and a voice with a profound range - both emotionally and musically and in terms of the peerless lyrical journeys heâs been taking us on ever since.
Unique, and highly recommended.
1. Juniper Berries Float Down the Stream
2. Black Dog in the Sky
3. Wooden Bag
4. The Bamburgh Beast
5. Grandad's Deathbed Hallucinations
6. Cumberland Rag
7. We Picked Apples in a Graveyard Freshly Mowed
9. Man Has Been Struck Down By Hands Unseen
10. The Magic Bridge