Reflections in a Crystal Wind - (Import CD)

Mimi & Richar Farina

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Categories
FolkMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Rock & Pop
  3. Folk Rock
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Title
Reflections in a Crystal Wind
Country
USA
Notes

Personnel: Richard Farina (vocals, dulcimer); Mimi Farina (vocals, guitar); Bruce Langhorne (electric guitar, tambourine); John Hammond (harmonica); Charles Small (acoustic & electric pianos, celeste); Russ Savakus (acoustic & electric basses); Felix Pappalardi (bass); Alvin Rogers (drums).
Includes liner notes by Richard Farina.
Personnel: Mimi Fari¤a (vocals, guitar); Richard Fari¤a (vocals, dulcimer); Bruce Langhorne (electric guitar, tambourine); John Hammond, Jr. (harmonica); Charles Small (piano, celesta, electric piano); Felix Pappalardi, Russ Savakus (electric bass); Alvin Rogers (drums).
Liner Note Author: Richard Fari¤a.
Arranger: Bruce Langhorne.
The second and, tragically, final album Richard & Mimi Farina made together (a posthumous collection of rarities notwithstanding) finds the husband-and-wife duo venturing further towards a slightly electrified folk-rock sound. This was right around the time of Dylan's infamous Newport electric debut, so the very presence of electric rock musicians on REFLECTIONS IN A CRYSTAL WIND is fairly radical for an ostensibly folk-oriented group.
It's shame the Farinas didn't get to continue their work; in addition to the music's pointed attack, Richard's lyrics--already poetically trenchant--were becoming even more cutting in their sociopolitical criticism. He was also becoming adept at mixing sarcastic humor with serious poetic statements, and here the music ably blends folk, rock, and even various strains of what would now be called "world music." Though Richard would die in a motorcycle accident months after this record's release, his legacy--which also included the seminal post-Beat novel BEEN DOWN SO LONG IT LOOKS LIKE UP TO ME--still looms large.

BarCode
015707920421
Country of Origin
USA
Barcode
015707920421
Label
Vanguard
Studio / Live
Studio
Performer
Richard & Mimi Fari¤a
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Reflections in a Crystal Wind
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Bold Marauder
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Dopico
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Swallow Song, A
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Chrysanthemum - (TRUE instrumental)
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Sell-Out Agitation Waltz
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Hard-Loving Loser
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Mainline Prosperity Blues
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Allen's Interlude
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] House un-American Blues Activity Dream
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Raven Girl
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Miles - (TRUE instrumental)
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Children of Darkness
Artists
  1. Mimi & Richar Farina
  2. Mimi & Richard Farina
Distributor
Welk
Duration
48m 57s
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