Celebrations for a Grey Day - (Import CD)
Mimi & Richar Farina
Discovery Miles 2 290
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- Rock & Pop
- Folk Rock
- Mono / Stereo
- Celebrations for a Grey Day
Personnel: Mimi Farina (vocals, guitar, autoharp); Richard Farina (vocals, dulcimer); Bruce Langhorne (electric guitar, tambourine); Charles Small (piano); Russ Savakus (bass).
Includes liner notes by Richard Farina.
Personnel: Mimi Fari¤a (vocals, guitar, dulcimer, autoharp); Richard Fari¤a (vocals, guitar, dulcimer, autoharp); Bruce Langhorne (vocals, guitar, electric guitar, dulcimer, tambourine); Charles Small (piano).
Liner Note Author: Richard Fari¤a.
Photographer: Kenneth Van Sickle.
Arrangers: Mimi Fari¤a; Richard Fari¤a.
It has been posited that pioneering folk-rock songwriter Richard Farina was an influence on Bob Dylan; they moved in the same circles, and Richard's wife/musical partner Mimi was the younger sister of Dylan's then-paramour Joan Baez. However much credence you place on that theory, it's undeniable that Farina was a songwriter of the first order, and his best songs are certainly on a par with those of early Dylan.
On their debut album, Richard & Mimi Farina's keening harmonies emulate the folk/bluegrass Appalachian tradition, as do their stripped-down dulcimer and acoustic-guitar format, but Richard's lyrics marry sociopolitical concerns with a sophisticated use of poetic imagery way ahead of its time in the pop world. (Farina excelled in literature, too--his post-Beat/pre-Hippie novel BEEN DOWN SO LONG IT LOOKS LIKE UP TO ME made big waves in the publishing world, though he was killed in an accident right around the time of its release.)
- Country of Origin
- Studio / Live
- Richard & Mimi Fari¤a
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Dandelion River Run
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Pack up Your Sorrows
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Tommy Makem Fantasy
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Michael, Andrew and James
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Dog Blue
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] V.
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] One-Way Ticket
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Hamish
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Another Country
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Tuileries
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Falcon, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Reno, Nevada
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Celebration for a Grey Day
- 34m 26s
- Video Disabled
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