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After a brief fling as a Marianne Faithfull-style mod-pop chanteuse, Vashti Bunyan dropped out of the London scene, riding up to the Outer Hebrides with her boyfriend in a horse and buggy. Written on the road and on the rural Scottish islands themselves, these songs are delicate and pastoral, with Bunyan's clear, bell-like voice and unembellished acoustic guitar front and center. A sense of melancholy prevails, although the childlike joy of "Lily Pond" and the jaunty "Jog Along Bess" lighten the somewhat disconsolate mood considerably.

Customer Reviews

5 stars

I find it ridiculous that this album hasn't been reviewed yet. Released in 1970, it unfortunately did not garner a big enough audience, which forced Vashti to withdraw from the music industry. It wasn't until recently that people have been able to appreciate the quality of this album. It's soothing, melodic folk tunes with gypsy-like elements are great for easy-listening. Personal favorites: Where I Like To Stand, Diamond Day

yes!!!

From thew first track Vashti's voice enthralls the mind while her occasional flouting makes for a truly special buy. You really feel like your just sitting in a meadow with some gypsy serenading you.

Love.

Brilliant album. Beautiful in every way.

Biography

Born: 1945 in England

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '00s, '10s

Vashti Bunyan is a folk chanteuse and singer/songwriter, best known for her 1970 album Just Another Diamond Day, which was rediscovered in the 21st century and dusted off with a new CD issue as one of the great musical finds of its era. Born in London in 1945 -- and counting herself a direct descendant of writer/preacher John Bunyan (1629-1688) -- she first took up the guitar while a student at the Ruskin School of Fine Art and Drawing, from which she was ultimately expelled at age 18 for spending...
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