Built on a theme of transformation through devastation, Fond Desire Farewell contains contemporary songs written by Richard Thompson, Bill Caddick, Nic Jones, Steve Tilston, and Ralph Stanley. Ray Davie’s “Alcohol” has become a favorite among listeners as has Chris Moore’s “Wall of Stone”. The traditional songs in this recording reflect Debra’s extensive research of North American and British Isles ballad collections. Fond Desire Farewell was named “CD of the Week” by Rich Warren, host of WFMT’s “The Midnight Special”. Singer Linda Thompson said “…this is my kind of record. Beautifully sung and superbly produced.”
Arranged and produced by Dave Mattacks.
Engineered and Recorded by Mike Barry at Babyland Studios, Medford, MA
Graphic design and layout: George Striker http://area-5-one.com.
Debra Cowan: Vocals, Acoustic guitar, English Concertina
Dave Mattacks: Drums, Cymbals, Percussion, Piano, Pump Organ, Hammered Dulcimer, Wurlitzer Piano, Toy Piano
Duke Levine: Acoustic Guitar, Mandola, National Guitar, Octave Mandolin
Marty Ballou: Upright Bass
Joyce Andersen: Fiddle
Billy Novick: Clarinet
Mike, Julie and Liam Barry and Ruth Peterson: Additional vocals
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