Trees

Trees

Trees was an English folk rock band that existed between 1969 and 1972. Although the group met with little commercial success in their time, the reputation of the band has grown over the years. Like other folk contemporaries, Trees’ music was influenced by Fairport Convention, but with a heavier and more psychedelic edge. The group’s material was divided between adaptations of traditional songs and original compositions.

Trees produced two studio albums, both in 1970, The Garden of Jane Delawney and On The Shore. The latter featured cover artwork by the Hipgnosis studio.

The original band disbanded after recording the two albums. A second Trees incarnation formed and played until 1973, this group featured Celia Humphris, Barry Clarke, David Costa, Barry Lyons (ex-Mr Fox), Alun Eden (also ex-Mr Fox) and Chuck Fleming (ex-JSD Band). Recordings by this line-up can be found on bootleg releases.

Both studio albums have been released on CD. In addition, a deluxe two disc edition of On the Shore was released in 2007, containing previously unreleased material. A new edition of the debut album followed in 2008, also containing previously unreleased material as well as some new recordings. ~ Wikipedia

Personnel

  • Bias Boshell – bass guitar, guitar, vocals
  • Celia Humphris – lead vocals
  • Barry Clarke – lead guitar
  • David Costa – acoustic guitars
  • Unwin Brown – drums

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    Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

      From 1970 album The Garden of Jane Delawney
      Trees - The Garden of Jane Delawney

    • Lady Margaret
    • She Moved Thro’ The Fair
    • Road
    • The Great Silkie
    • Nothing Special
    • Snail’s Lament
    • Epitaph
    • The Garden Of Jane Delawney

    • From 1970 album On The Shore
      Trees - On The Shore

    • Murdoch
    • Polly On The Shore
    • Adam’s Toon
    • Soldiers Three
    • Sally Free and Easy
    • While The Iron Is Hot
    • Epitaph
    • The Garden Of Jane Delawney
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