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lunes, 8 de marzo de 2010

MAGNA CARTA, MUSIC FOR ALL SEASONS

BRIEFLY AND IN CAPITAL LETTERS: MAGNA CARTA WAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ACOUSTIC BAND OF THE SEVENTIES. PERIOD.

Los álbumes grabados por Magna Carta durante la década de los setenta merecen estar en la vitrina de los grandes tesoros. Ningún otro grupo acústico puede hacerles la más mínima sombra, pues ellos son la máxima referencia del género. Delicados y exquisitos, sus discos son compañeros de por vida. En ese extraño viaje, se puede prescindir de muchas cosas, pero jamás de Magna Carta.

MAGNA CARTA is an English 'folk' band, formed in 1969 in London by Chris Simpson, Lyell Tranter, and Glen Stuart. They were part of the early progressive wave, but without really fully stepping into the progressive realm. Magna Carta's music is largely inspired and influenced by the folk of Simon & Garfunkel, focussing on soft and gentle acoustic music, often with a traditional feel, augmented with orchestral arangements and good vocal harmonies. Influences and similar artist include the already mentioned Simon & garfunkel, Fairport Convention, Kevin Ayers, Moody Blues, Amazing Blondel, Caravan, Al Stewart, the softer folk/singer songwriter genre and Canterbury genre.
MAGNA CARTA has gone through numerous personel changes over the years, with the only constant factor being Chris Simpson. Most notable members include Glen Stuart, an amazing vocalist with a great range, Lyell Tranter, who soon departed for Australia to be replaced by Davey johnstone on guitars (left Magna Carta to join Elton John as long time band member), and Linda Taylor who would later merry Chris Simpson. Between 1969 and 1975 MAGNA CARTA made some wonderfull albums, with the beautifull "Seasons' and 'Lord Of The Ages' as absolute highlights. Also the live album "In Concert" recorded in 1971 in Amsterdam is not to be missed. With the leaving of Glen Stuart the magical beauty was lost, and for a while the band seemed to fall apart. Chris Simpson however managed to keep the band alive and MAGNA CARTA continoud making nice highly enjoyable music. In 1983 Chris met Linda Taylor and they continued mostly as a duo keeping the MAGNA CARTA name alive. Studio albums became rare, but rereleases of studio albums, and new live recordings kept them performing throughout Europe until today. Text by Prog Archives.

More information:
Página oficial de Magna Carta Página de Magna Carta en All Music Comprar álbumes de Magna Carta
Just for Testing Purposes:
Listen part one and Listen part two "Magna Carta" Listen "Songs from Wasties Orchard" Listen "Seasons" Listen "Lord of the Ages" Listen "Magna Carta Live in Concert" Listen "Martin´s Cafe"

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2 comentarios:

Pepe Ferrús,  13 de marzo de 2010, 8:28  

Muchas gracias, Julio, por atender mis sugerencias. Magna Carta hizo unos discos con unas melodías y armonías maravillosas, al menos los 6 de los que has puesto las carátulas (por cierto, las del sello Vertigo muy bonitas, sobre todo la de Songs from wasties orchards). Posteriormente grabaron algunas canciones estupendas perdidas en discos bastante insulsos.
Poco reconocidos hoy en día, quizá porque todavía deben seguir en activo.
Aún recuerdo estar en Knaresborough hace unos 30 años y no poder apartar de mi mente la melodía de "The bridge at Knaresborough town".
Influencias de Simon & Garfunkel y relacionados musicalmente con algunas bnadas de "pastoral folk" inglés como Synanthesia o Dulcimer, por poner un par de ejemplos y, Seasons por ejemplo, no muy alejado del Odessey & oracle de los Zombies.

Anónimo,  13 de marzo de 2010, 10:59  

Hola Pepe,

Gracias por tus palabras. ¡Caramba, hay que ver cómo coincidimos en gustos! Esa pieza que mencionas, de Songs from Wasties Orchard (me refiero a The Bridge), es también una de mis favoritas. Suelo llevarla siempre en la cabeza. Muy curioso.

Gracias por visitar la página y dejar constancia de tu paso por ella. Será un placer publicar post de todo aquello que puedas sugerir.

Un fuerte abrazo,

Julio

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