Artist: Various Artists
Album: White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960’s – The Joe Boyd Story (2006)
Boyd Produced and was Instrumental in Creating Some of the Most Important Recordings of the 1960s (As Well as the '70s and '80s). He is Best Known for his Work with English Folk Musicians, Having Shaped the Early Sounds of Fairport Convention, Incredible String Band, Fotheringay, John Martyn and Nick Drake. But He also Provided the Base of the Early Sounds of Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Soft Machine, Nico, Geoff and Maria Muldaur and Shirley Collins. This Collection Brings You Some of Boyd's Exemplary Pieces from the 1960's by the Aforementioned Artists and Many More. Also Featured Are Two Previously Unreleased Tracks from Boyd's Archive by the New Nadir and Dudu Pukwana and Spear. Discover the Modern Glory Days of Making Records in a Period When Musicians Could Share their Musical Abilities with a Master Sound Auteur, Resulting in Recordings that Remain Fresh and Transcend Time.
This CD is basically a companion piece to Joe Boyd's book of the same name containing key selections of the bands he produced / managed. Joe Boyd was an American who helped shape the careers of Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nick Drake, The Incredible String Band, Pink Floyd and others by being a great producer and even greater manger with enough understanding about the music biz and the musicians under his Witchseason Productions company. I could go on but if your interested into what was happening in swinging London during the mid to late 60's than get this along with Boyd's book and you can have fun with a "six-degrees-of-separation" involving key players in the music business of the 1960's.