“It’s up there with ‘Liege and Lief’, the first Steeleye album, Christy Moore’s ‘Prosperous’ and suchlike – a masterpiece of its kind.”
“Stroll On has taken on the status of a minor classic over the years. And it’s not hard to see why.”
“From the tub-thumping signature track ‘Fire and Wine’ to the haunting lyricism of ‘John Donne Song’ it still wields a strong, defiant charm.”
1974’s award-winning Stroll On is indeed a veritable trove of British folk-rock quality: whether it be the songs, the playing, or the production values.
Featuring a role call of British folk rock’s finest including key members of Fairport Convention and the Albion Country Band, Stroll On was also a vehicle for stunning string arrangements from Nick Drake arranger, Robert Kirby.
The late, veteran music writer Karl Dallas described the outcome as a “seminal electric folk album and a life-changing experience” in his reassessment of Market Square’s ‘Revisiting’ in the 8-page, illustrated booklet accompanying this release.
Three bonus tracks from the original sessions for the album include a single produced by Trevor Lucas and John Wood from 1974 featuring the Fairport Nine line-up.
This highly-acclaimed album stands up without question as a highlight release from the dawn of British folk-rock …
Fire and Wine
Silly Summer Games
Monkey Puzzle Tree
Farwell Green Leaves
Spirit of Christmas
John Donne Song
Old Rock ‘n’ Roll
Love in a Funny Way