Limited Collector's Edition Reissued On Vinyl LP - Only 500 Copies!
Acoustic Other-Worldliness & Haunting Female Vocals!
Includes Bonus Track "The Virgin Mary"!
Lost in fire and flood and remastered from original vinyl now fetching as much as $1,416, FOLKAL POINT (the official release, and the only one with the BONUS TRACK) represents a moment in time, captured for all time. Only 250 of the original available ever, only 500 of this special edition. And now, this self-titled album, from its somewhat obscure origins rises again, through the determination and meticulous work carried out by Hoxa Sound and The Vinyl Factory. That original sense of ambition is now a collective sense of satisfaction.
The recording of this album did constitute a milestone in the career of FOLKAL POINT but not one that could ever have been anticipated. And what was achieved in that relatively brief period of the early 1970s has truly lasted a lifetime. FOLKAL POINT is a diverse, yet well balanced, collection of folk music stretching from a dark other-worldly place to a more enlightened modern time. The unique arrangements of these songs performed by FOLKAL POINT are by Alan Green. The musicians: Cherie Musialik - vocals; Stuart Amesbury - guitar and vocals; Mark Steed - guitar, banjo and backing vocals; Paul Cook guitar, bass guitar and backing vocals.
Originally published on the now dissolved UK based Midas Recordings label the album is neither groundbreaking in its musical direction nor contains any of the artists' original material. What it does have however, is an acoustic other-worldliness which differentiates it from other artists of the time, giving the listener the feel good factor of being in the depths of Folkal Point's enchanted forest. Combine all this with haunting female vocals and precision guitar playing and you have what can only be described as a truly outstanding collection of tracks from one of Bristol's finest and best kept musical secrets.
It could be rare because there aren't many, but scarcity is no reason for value. It is rare because people above all love the music, now again for everyone to share
• Limited Collector's Edition - Only 500 Copies
• Vinyl LP
• Remastered from original vinyl
• Printed inner sleeve
• Bonus track
1. Twelve Gates Into The City
2. Scarborough Fair
3. Sweet Sir Galahad
4. Lovely Joan
5. Circle Game
6. Cookoo's Hollerin'
1. Edom O'Gordon
2. Victoria Dines Alone
3. You Ain't Going Nowhere
5. National Seven
6. Once I Knew A Pretty Girl
7. The Virgin Mary