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Torn Light Records
Chicago, IL 60647

Agincourt – Fly Away

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What our staff has to say: “Mellow private press 70s British folk rock for those wishing to expand their listening outside of Pentangle and Fairport Convention. Complete with all the classic folk rock elements: thick vocal harmonies, reverberating slide guitar, and subtle orchestral textures. A relaxing, pleasant listen for a lazy day.” – Hannah

2023 restock. Trading Places present a reissue of Agincourt‘s Fly Away, originally released in 1970. During the mid-1960s, deep in the Sussex countryside of southern England, aspiring musicians Peter Howell and John Ferdinando played in a few school bands before recording together in Howell’s father’s garage. Through Ferdinando’s connections with a theater group, the duo created a musical companion for their production of Alice Through The Looking Glass, which the duo pressed privately; then, Fly Away, credited to Agincourt, was produced in a spare bedroom, an advertisement bringing Lee Menelaus, whose lilting voice provided a stirring female counterpart to theirs. Much of this psychedelic folk oddity has a quaint innocence fitting of the era and along with English folk-rock there are shades of pop, a touch of West Coast and even jazz in places. Pressed in minute quantity on another private press, original copies have been known to sell for £1500 or more; the duo continued recording, notably on work credited to Ithaca, before Howell became a full-time member of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, where he notably worked on the Doctor Who theme. Licensed from Cherry Red.



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