This is one of my favourite folk albums. Dave Goulder’s great Derbyshire voice, with a hint of mischief, and great guitar work, while Liz Dyer’s vocals on 5 of the tracks are superb make for a real folk treat. This was Dave’s third album on the ARGO label. The duo are very well supported by Tony Crozier’s ‘Broken Consort’ with Tony (guitar, Pandora and cittern), Brian Cooper (crumhorn, recorder and psaltery) and Anne Crozier (recorder, psaltery, pipe and tabor).
I cannot praise this album highly enough. It hooks you on first hearing and then you get more and more from the album on each subsequent play. Dave and Liz are vocally complete opposites, with Dave’s nasal Derbyshire twang compares with the pure delightful vocals that Liz provides. This is a fabulous album, a must for any fan of contemporary singer/songwriter folk music (Dave writes all the tracks except for the 3 traditional songs) from the early 70’s. This is a forgotten gem.
Goulder - Dave Goulder and Liz Dyer - The raven and the crow
TITLE: The raven and the crow
ARTIST: Dave Goulder and Liz Dyer
CAT NO: ZFB 30
FORMAT: Vinyl LP album