Sunday, 29 January 2017

Matthews Southern Comfort

Iain Matthews is one of  Fairport Convention's founders. He left in 1969 after not being invited to a recording session and in the same year released his first solo album, which was called Matthews Southern Comfort. With the help of his Fairport friends Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings and Simon Nicol it became a more country than a traditional folk album mainly due to the pedal steel guitar, played by Gordon Huntley.
This is not an album by Iain's band Matthews Southern Comfort, but a solo record after which he then named his next band
In his long, changing career the Southern Comfort album belongs to
Ians very best perhaps only equalled by " Return to Gospel Oak ". He sings beautifully on this album and the songwriting is excellent.

Iain Matthews wikipedia

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