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Phyl Sheridan - Simple Things
A1Simple Things
A2Shady Grove
A3People Seem To Forget
A4Vagabond's Blue Trail
A5Jack Of Diamonds
B1Bad Money
B2Black Gypsy
B3Naturally Stoned
B4Take It Like It Comes (Live At Monroe State Prison, Monroe, Washington)

Phyl Sheridan
Simple Things

Turnfable | Item No: 517517
Vinyl LP | 1975 / US – Reissue | New
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Originally released in 1975, „Simple Things“ is a collection of Phyl's songs from the first 32 years of his life. Having travelled the country extensively as a troubadour through his formative years, „Simple Things“ is a culmination of his experiences and songwriting. The album is seemingly dived up into two halves, a folk side and a blues side.

Side A consists of three original folk ballads („Simple Things“, „People Seem To Forget“, „Vagabond's Blue Trail“) and two traditional Appalachian songs („Shady Grove“, „Jack Of Diamonds“). „Simple Things“ is the opening, title track; a man, an acoustic guitar, and the poetry of his voice. Phyl does his own interpretation of the classic tune „Shady Grove“, creating a foot stomping backbone unique to this version. „People Seem To Forget“ how beautiful this song is, as timeless today as it was when Mr. Sheridan wrote it. The first sighting of Phyl's harmonica holder comes on the fourth song, Vagabond's Blue Trail. The first side rounds out with Phyl's version of „Jack Of Diamonds“, where the wild geese and pretty women can hear his sad cry.

The B on Side B, stands for blues. All four songs on this side were written by Phyl. Bad Money starts the second side and it is quickly apparent that there is rhythm accompanying these blues. No, that's not a didgeridoo being played on „Black Gypsy“, it's a tricked out bass harmonica being joined by quinto and tumba drums. If there is a single for this record, „Naturally Stoned“ is that jam. The only other song to feature guest musicians („Black Gypsy“ being the first), the saxophone work on „Naturally Stoned“ elevates this song to a higher place. What do you do when you break a guitar string during a performance at the Monroe State Prison? „Take It Like It Comes“, sing the guitar parts while you change out the string, and don't miss a beat.

This LP is a limited edition reissue of 500 copies on blue vinyl of a forgotten about private press album that was recorded in Seattle in 1975.
* Phyl Sheridan is a local PNW musician who spent over 30 years of his life in Port Townsend. This album was his first and he didn't release the second until 30 years later.
Item Details
Item No:517517
Artist:Phyl Sheridan
Titel:Simple Things
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:US – Reissue
Release Date:1975
Genre:Rock / Indie
Available since:07.03.2017
Price:32,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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