LP includes CD. Jackson C Frank's original 1965 album is a lost classic now proudly resurrected by Earth Recordings.
Frank's eponymous 1965 album was produced by Paul Simon after he was impressed with seeing Frank play at folk clubs in England.
It is said Frank was so shy during the recording that he asked to be
shielded by screens so that those present; Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel and
Al Stewart could not see him, he declared, "I can't play, you're
looking at me." Frank is a true original.
His music comes from a
blues and folk background but it is the sincere individual style that he
developed which resulted in such a unique record.
At once tender, moving and haunting, ackson C Frank' is steeped in emotional honesty whilst riding a wave of deep melancholy.
His virtuoso playing is disguised in a manner of simplicity, owed much to his relaxed nature.
lyrics further the experience as he expounds upon the existential
nature of relationships, the passing of the seasons and other honest and
often painful moments of a world drifting by.
debut by Jackson C Frank is a singular work of art, a personal statement
from a man that faced an uphill battle with life following the albums
initial release, leading to his neglect for many years despite the
unadulterated acclaim from fellow folk musicians and critics alike.
John Peel was a fan, often playing tracks on his BBC radio show. His
songs have been covered by Simon and Garfunkel, Bert Jansch, Laura
Marling and Sandy Denny (whom he dated for a while) and the track Milk
and Honey' was selected by Vincent Gallo to appear in his film he Brown
Earth recordings are immensely proud to re-issue this
lost, legendary recording by Jackson C Frank with the intention of
moving it from its current cult status, to that of the absolute folk
classic it truly deserves.
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