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Mr Inbetween

Old Grey Whistle Test

I only recently came across an OGWT CD when I was browsing in HMV (well, you have to support the old institution where it still exists). This is The Old Grey Whistle Test 'Folk', released by the BBC in 2011. The Lindisfarne interest comes from one Alan Hull track, United States of Mind, though I suspect some of the remaining 19 tracks will appeal to readers of this forum (Gerry Rafferty, Loudon Wainwright III, Lesley Duncan, Pentangle; all of whom have some tenuous link with Lindisfarne - answers on a postcard, please).

In fact, apart from Steeleye Span, there's nothing really 'folk' on here, being all singer-songwriter stuff. Categorizing it how you like, it's a jolly good listen.

It isn't clear from what year this selection of OGWT guests was taken, but it seems these aren't recordings from the programme itself. Alan's track, for example, is the 2009 remaster.

Anyway, for completists, this is another Collection to add to your listings. For those who wish to hear it, I've seen it for sale on Ebay. Or visit your local HMV (other stores do exist and may offer equal or better terms. The volume on your hi-fi may go down as well as up).
billyb

bought a copy some great songs on it

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