In the top ten (ever) albums for me and quite a few others.
Edit : Just remembered , on old tapes of the 'Perfumed Garden', John Peel is on record as saying he regarded this album as the best LP of 1968.
The live performance was actually great, I watched it all, wish I'd been there. He died about 3 years later, tragic.
"Peridots and periwinkle, blue medallions Gilded galleons spilled across the ocean floor" ( Mitchell )
Haven’t listened to this for years, and as usual I’m hearing little things I hadn’t noticed before. It’s a day off today so forgive me a little ramble.
Half way through Fakin’ It, a woman’s voice can be heard saying “good morning Mr Leich, have you had a busy day?”. Now, I’ve probably listened to this album a hundred times or so since 1967, but it’s never occurred to me before, what’s a nice English lass doing on an American folk album recorded in NYC? So I googled it and found an interesting life: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverley_Martyn
Prompted by Ant's mention of strange hotel, some great covers, beautifully performed. I love her version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah - would probably have been one of my Owston tracks. Released on the Rega Research label and available on vinyl if you can find a copy;