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  The Unbroken Circle - Current Album Reviews
By the time Mick has been persuaded to record again (in part by Donovan) the sixties were drawing towards their close and Mick would record his first album to receive proper arrangements and production.
Mick’s desire to travel and not be tied down is explored on the acoustic songs ‘Caravan’ and ‘On The Road Again’ which use the observation shown by early Al Stewart but to highlight the gypsy life.
Like Mick Softley this artist was close to Donovan in his formative years, helping him to grow his guitar style and informing his music.
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 BGO Records Web Forum - A Bravenet.com Forum
Mick SOFTLEY "Sunrise" by Paul · Nov 14, 04 - 6:58 PM
Re: Mick SOFTLEY "Sunrise" by Aln St. John · Feb 15, 05 - 11:50 AM
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  Mick - Hotel Resource Book Store   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
mick taylor has come out with something new, something different.he met up with a female friend who wanted to release music that was based upon the art of dance, something that maybe chic-corea would do.
Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers once again show why they are one of the premiere west coast blues rock bands.
Mick Karn's "Bestial Cluster" is a superb record-- on this, he's managed to balance the different elements of his music, his bass is front and center, but equal time is given to other instruments, and when he sings, its with a confidence that his previous vocals lacked.
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 Mick Softley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I'm happy to report that Mick is still 'surviving' in Co Fermanagh having had an e-mail from him.
Hidefumi had scans of practically all of Mick Softley's albums at his site, the site itself has now gone but there's still a copy in the archive.
Mick was eventually allowed on stage after being ejected from the hotel several times on suspician of being a hobo, complete with overalls, wellington boots and sheepdog.
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 Mick Softley
One of the few people that did have it sussed out, even in those days, was Mick Softley.
But Mick Softley had already been a head free troubadour for 6 years.
I asked Mick about his education which I seemed to remember had a religious background.
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 Hux Records- Artists Biographies - Gay & Terry Woods - Billie Jo Spears - Elton Dean
Part of the ' war baby ' generation, MICK SOFTLEY grew up on the edges of Epping Forest in Essex.
Mick's debut album, 'Songs For Swingin' Survivors' was released by EMI Columbia in 1965 and sat well with several other folk releases that year including Dylan's 'Like A Rolling Stone'.
Shortly after the release of the album, Mick became disillusioned with the music scene and in spite of a couple of single releases he ran a wine-making business and hung out in a Transit van busking in St.Albans.
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 Mick Softley: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Mick Softley was a legendary folk-rock singer/songwriter of the 1960's who developed a cult following despite Born in the early 1940's, he was raised in Essex, adjacent to Epping Forest, and came of age just as skiffle and rock 'n' roll started sweeping across the British isles.
Softley was oriented a little more intellectually than most of the teenagers around him, however -- reading and writing, not listening to and playing music, were his pleasures.
His debut album proved a false-start, however, as it languished in sales, gaining Softley a wider cult following -- and one that could grow as it circulated across the years -- but that was all.
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 Mick Softley - Sunrise
In some ways Mick Softley falls into the same kind of category as John Gorka - his stories are somewhat bizarre 'Julie Argoyne is an edible fruit, I call her tomato' for example.
Time Machine (Mick Softley) - I suppose this is the folk version of 'In The Year 2525'.
Mick speculates on what is to come in the future.
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 Hux Records - Songs For Swingin' Survivors - Mick Softley
Donovan cited Mick Softley as a major influence and Softley actually wrote a few songs which were covered by Donovan.
Also included on this album are Softley's interpretations of the Billie Holiday favourite, 'Strange Fruit', and Woody Guthrie's 'The Plains of the Buffalo'.
The accompanying 8 page booklet features extensive liner notes, including Mick Softley's own note from the original LP, and rare photographs.
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 Sunrise by Mick Softley: Album Reviews
After a gap of five years following his 1965 solo acoustic folk debut LP, Songs for Swingin' Survivors, Softley emerged with his second album (although a couple of rare singles had come out in the interim).
Like many folk-based singer/songwriters who'd first recorded in the mid-'60s, Softley had made the transition from solo acoustic guitar accompaniment to a more fully arranged folk-rock sound that often used other musicians, as well as touches of jazz and Indian music, though his material wasn't all that different from when he started.
Softley had written some outstanding songs in the 1960s (some of them recorded by Donovan and Dave Berry), yet Sunrise is only an average dawn-of-the-'70s British singer/songwriter/folk-rock LP.
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 Freak Emporium - Mick Softley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Comparisons with early Donovan and Bob Dylan are inevitable, in fact Donovan covered a couple of Mick's songs.
Released in 1970 and 71 respectively, these albums saw Softley progressing beyond the acoustic folk protest sound of his celebrated (and stupidly rare) first album.
Featuring a virtual who's who of the contemporary English folk scene and beyond (including members of Fotheringay, Soft Machine, and Manfred Mann) it is hardly surprising that there are touches of Indian exotica (sitar, flute) and jazzy rock, blended into the quintessentially pastoral, English, folk-rock mix.
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MICK ROBERTSON - i dont wnna be a r and roller
MICK JAGGER - let?s work / catch as catch can ps
MICK JACKSON - blame it on the boogie (1978)
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 eBay.co.uk - mick, Music Memorabilia, CDs, Records items at low prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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Mick Jones and Joe Strummer - The Clash - Live - 1978 
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 Great Wall of Cathay by Mick Softley: Song Music Downloads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Mick Softley : Albums : Any Mother Doesn't Grumble : Great Wall of Cathay : Downloads
Sorry, at this time no downloads have been found for "Great Wall of Cathay" on album Any Mother Doesn't Grumble.
Check the albums tab for other downloads from Mick Softley.
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 The Other Music Update
If you are a fan of early Mark Moulin's Placebo recordings, Stevie Wonders' keyboard work, Herbie Hancock and the like, then this would be a fine edition to your collection.
Mick Softley was a close friend and associate of Maddy Prior, Clive Palmer, Davy Graham and Jack Elliott.
He was a major inspiration to Donovan, who saw him play around England's folk clubs as a young man and covered a couple of his songs early in his career.
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 David Bowie News December 2002
Mick Ronson was the guitarist for Ziggy Stardust, but he was also a whole lot more.
After losing his battle with cancer, Mick passed away in the Spring of 1993 at the young age of 46.
Mick Ronson was an integral part in that iconic record.
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 CMT.com : Mac Macleod : Biography
He has said Donovan heard Hurdy Gurdy playing the song with a far more powerful rock arrangement that was similar to the familiar Donovan hit version, before the single's release.
MacLeod never did release any material with Hurdy Gurdy in the '60s, and continuing his unpredictable course, he formed a band with another British cult folky, Mick Softley (who had written some material that Donovan recorded in his early days).
The group, Soft Cloud Fiery Dragon, again didn't release anything, though one track ("Time Machine") did come out about 30 years later on a CD accompanying issue number 28 of the Ptolemaic Terrascope magazine.
www.cmt.com /artists/az/macleod_mac/bio.jhtml   (517 words)

 Julian Cope Presents Head Heritage | Unsung | Reviews | Mick Softley - Sunrise
His backing band consists of virtually the same players as on Mick Greenwood's first three albums - maybe they had a thing about hairy dudes called Mick.
Demonstrating their good taste the Dutch had this as a single A side with a hirsute Mick doing his best gonk impression on the cover.
I have some of Mick Softley's later albums but I would hesitate to recommend them here, they're much more straight up folk-rockin' with less of the psych influence.
www.headheritage.co.uk /unsung/review/395   (586 words)

 Freak Emporium - Mick Softley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Mick Softley - Related / Similar Products and Compilation Appearances
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 Softley Mick Tabs: 1 Tabs Total @ 911Tabs
Softley Mick Tabs: 1 Tabs Total @ 911Tabs
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 Mick Softley - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
Mick Softley - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
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Softley was oriented a little more intellectually than most of the teenagers around him, however -- reading and..
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 Softley Mick Music CDs at Everycdonearth.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Softley Mick Music CDs, DVD Movies, Music Videos, Songs, and Song Titles
Softley Mick - Songs For The Swingin Survivor
This Debut From Uk Singer/Songwriter Was First Released In 1965.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Sunrise/Streetsinger - Mick Softley at Epinions.com
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 Mick Softley Tabs. TabHeaven.com: Guitar Tab/Bass/Drum/Keyboard/Trumpet Tablatures
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 1960s Folk-Rock Links
Obscure is not synonymous with inconsequential, mind you, as Mac MacLeod was an early accompanist for Donovan, sang in a duo with Maddy Prior long before Prior joined Steeleye Span, worked with fellow cult British folk-rocker Mick Softley, and did some little-known recording of his own, some of which was never released.
Moloney's known mostly as one of the foremost musicians and folklorists of traditional Irish music, but was in a group in the late 1960s and early 1970s that occasionally ventured into folk-rock, the Johnstons.
This isn't a Mick Moloney site, but the complete text of an article that goes over his career, including a section on the Johnstons.
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 CD on Mick Inkpen (in UK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
this is a list of CD about Mick Inkpen.
Mick Jagger has done a "Thriller" with new album!
Mick Flavin Live in Concert -- (Audio CD)
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 'Songs for Swingin' Survivors' by Mick Softley from The Portsmouth Chorus.
'Songs for Swingin' Survivors' by Mick Softley from The Portsmouth Chorus.
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 Footprints In The Snow - Anthology Of The British Singer-Songwriter 1965-74 Dble CD Buy Music Online - Specialist ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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An Anthology of the British singer-songwriter genre 1965-1974 that features such heavy weights as Bert Jansch,Donovan,Mick Softley, Gerry Rafferty,Sallyangie,Keith Christmas,Barry Booth,Justin Hayward,Marc Bolan,Billy Nicholls and more.44 tracks in total and a fully detailed colour fold-out booklet..
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 Astral Dream - records (cat folk - IT)
MICK SMITH Somebody Nobody Knows Midas UK 1976 Yellow Label MFHR 078 M-/EX+ OFFS
MICK SOFTLEY Any Mother Doesn't Grumble Cbs UK 1972 Orange Label M-/M- EUR 120
MICK SOFTLEY Songs From Swinging Survivors Columbia UK 1965 Black/Blue Label Flipback MONO M-(-)/EX+ EUR 400
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