Carolanne Pegg - Carolanne Pegg

Carolanne Pegg - Carolanne Pegg
Album:
Carolanne Pegg
Duration:
48:26
Genre:
Recording Location:
Rockfield Studios, Monmouth
Recording Date:
February, 1973 - March, 1973
Artist:
Release Date:
1973

As a fiddler and vocalist, Carolanne Pegg (then billed as Carole Pegg) was an important part of Mr. Fox, a notable if cultish early-'70s British folk-rock group.

On her 1973 self-titled album, however, she simply sounds both out of her element and ill-equipped to carry a record as a solo artist. Her voice is thin and wavering, and the material is often far less folk-oriented than Mr. Fox's, veering toward mainstream early- to mid-'70s singer/songwriting with some country-rock touches and a mystical air. While a song title such as "A Witch's Guide to the Underground" might whet the appetite for something truly hellacious, in the event it turns out to be a prissy tune, sung with all the confidence of a woman stepping onto a frozen pond whose ice may or may not hold.

More of her folk roots surface in the dark British melodies of "The Sapphire" and "Fair Fortune's Star"; "Man of War," which sounds like a Sandy Denny song with lousy (and very un-Denny-like) vocals; and the fiddle-driven "Mouse and the Crow." Those are more satisfying than the straight and unmemorably ordinary rock tunes here, but are still way short of outstanding.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Open the Door (Song for Judith) / Judy CollinsCarolanne Pegg4:26
A Witch's Guide to the Underground / Carolanne PeggCarolanne Pegg3:48
Mouse and the Crow / Carolanne PeggCarolanne Pegg2:54
The Sapphire / Carolanne PeggCarolanne Pegg4:01
Fair Fortune's Star / Carolanne PeggCarolanne Pegg10:03
Clancy's Song / Carolanne PeggCarolanne Pegg4:01
The Lady and the Well / Carolanne PeggCarolanne Pegg4:36
Wycoller / Carolanne PeggCarolanne Pegg2:53
The Lizard / Carolanne PeggCarolanne Pegg3:19
Man of War / Carolanne Pegg / Humphrey WeightmanCarolanne Pegg3:22
Winter People / Carolanne PeggCarolanne Pegg5:03

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