folk mixtape

FOREVER AUTUMN – A Folk Mixtape by Guerino

 

The summer sun is fading as the year grows old, and darker days are drawing near,
The winter winds will be much colder, Now you’re not here.

I watch the birds fly south across the autumn sky and one by one they disappear,
I wish that I was flying with them, Now you’re not here.

Like the sun through the trees you came to love me,
Like a leaf on a breeze you blew away…

Through autumn’s golden gown we used to kick our way, You always loved this time of year
Those fallen leaves lie undisturbed now, ‘Cause you’re not here

(“Forever Autumn“, originally composed by Jeff Wayne in 1969, subsequently recorded by Gary Osborne and Paul Vigrass, and recently covered by Sarah McQuaid)

 

We have again entered that season of the year when the days become inexorably shorter, the warm air of the summer slowly turns into the colder winds of winter, and our spirit inevitably lingers in a sweet and bitter melancholy.  Driven by these feelings I collected and mixed together the most beautiful folk songs of the recent months, along with some other piece from the recent past, and made this compilation named “Forever Autumn“, which in my idea could be perfectly suited to accompany us in this beginning of the autumn season.

You’ll find here the most melancholic and emotional songs composed and recorded by artists like Sarah McQuaid, Blowzabella and Mark Lanegan.

 

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Born in Madrid (to a Spanish father and an American mother), raised in Chicago and now living in rural England, Sarah McQuaid released in 1997 her debut solo album (“When Two Lovers Met”) and she has published in 2018 the fifth LP in her career of singer-songwriter, “If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous
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Blowzabella is an English band who play bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy and an array of acoustic instruments to produce a driving, drone-based sound influenced by British and European traditional dance music.
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American singer-songritwer Mark Lanegan and English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Duke Garwood have started in the recent years an interesting collaboration which produced already two LPs: 2013’s “Black Pudding” and the most recent “With Animals“, released in 2018.

 

The complete tracklist of the mixtape is the following:

  1. Shoreham River by Bird In The Belly
  2. Waltz by Kittel & Co
  3. Bedlam Boys by Solasta
  4. Bushes and Briars by Blowzabella
  5. Forever Autumn by Sarah McQuaid
  6. Tree in the Valley by Jack Rose
  7. Off To See The Hangman, Pt. II by Gwenifer Raymond
  8. Desert Song by Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood

 

As you can see, the compilation features mostly traditional folk songs and a few pieces of american primitivism (by Jack Rose and Gwenifer Raymond).

Enjoy the mixtape, and share it with your loved ones.

 

 

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