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Mary Hopkin: Earth Song/Ocean Song

Album Reviews:

Rolling Stone (1/20/72, p.54) - "...Mary and her voice have matured...this record is a real gem...a truly outstanding collection of lyrical, low-key numbers..."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n Edenic album which sits confidently alongside your Dennys, Drakes, and Bunyans."

Record Collector (magazine) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "She gelled effortlessly with the sublime instrumentation, guided by producer Tony Visconti..."

Album Notes

Personnel: Mary Hopkin (vocals, guitar, harmonium); Kevin Peck, Brian Daly, Ralph McTell (guitar); Dave Cousins (guitar, banjo); Terry Weil, Clive Antree (cello); The Pop Arts String Quartet (strings); Danny Thompson (bass); Tony Visconti (background vocals).

Recorded at Air Studios, London.

This was Mary Hopkins's second album with Apple.

More folk-oriented than her first effort, Mary Hopkin's lilting voice soothes the listener like hot tea with honey. Included in this set, which was produced by Tony Visconti, are her interpretations of Ralph McTell's "Streets of London," Cat Stevens' "The Wind," and Gallagher & Lyle's "International." ~ James Chrispell


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