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Bright Phoebus Revisited – Live

Five starsBarbican, London, 11 October 2013

The album Bright Phoebus is a modern folk classic, a game-changer in the way of Dylan going electric. The contemporaneous nature of the songs, far from The Watersons’ own roots in traditional folk music, earned them much criticism. Mike Waterson’s sunnier, pop-tinged songs earned comparisons with The Beatles, while his sister, Lal, wrote intriguingly dark, earthy, mystical songs, at once fragile and primal. Continue reading