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Down By The River : The Greenhouse Album by Various

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
Cassette: Album
Tags: Roots/Acoustic, Pop, Album, Live, Recommended, Cassette, Top Rated
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Condition: Used - Very Good

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Reviewed by Dickon Faux

"You can't please all the people all the time" tends to be the way I view compilations. Do the good tracks outweigh the bad? Consequently I wasn't over enthusiastic about a compilation compiled to promote the Greenbelt Festival. "Still" I thought, "It's all in a good cause." I was in for a surprise! This 21-song collection has grown out of the Greenbelt venue "The River" which caters for "righteous roots" music. It aims to document the Christian state of the art in "folk, country, jazz, gospel, skiffle etc." The styles range from the footstomping Famous Potatoes and Sam Hill to the quiet of Lies Damned Lies or the indomitable Mr Hewitt. The lyrics too are varied from the slightly frivolous "Senator's Daughter" (Fat And Frantic) to the gospel message of "Satisfied" and the dark brooding of Billy Penn's Brother's "O Danny Boy." Messrs. Cockburn and Stonehill's contributions enhance but do not dominate, so with two great African contributions and a Flying Pickets-style acappella number this collection certainly has variety and quality.

Style: Roots/Acoustic
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 24182
Product Format: Cassette
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Edge ECD7020
Items: 1
Release Date: 1990
Posted by Martin Wallis in Bedfordshire at 12:07 on Sep 7 2016

Just dug my original copy of this out. As a 30 year old tape, the quality is not what we'd expect nowadays, but, as the reviewer says, it certainly has quality music and a good variety of artists; a good taster of what Greenbelt sounded like way back then. Greenbelt today is still a great festival with the same extensive mix of styles and arts















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