|Shirley & Dolly Collins|
Years: 1969 - 1979
Styles: Folk Rock
Shirley Collins - Banjo, Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1969 - 1979)
Dolly Collins - Accordion, Organ, Piano, Synthesizer, Vocals (in band: 1969 - 1979)
1967 saw the essentially southern English song collection, The Sweet Primeroses, With accompanied for the first time by her sister Dolly's portative organ. 1968's The Power of the True Love Knot also featured Dolly's accompaniment. 1969 brought another collaboration, The Holly Bears the Crown, this time with The Young Tradition — featuring, addition to Dolly Collins, Peter Bellamy, Heather Wood, and Royston Wood. This album was not released until 1995.
Anthems in Eden was released in 1969, the first album to be credited to Shirley and Dolly Collins. It featured a suite of songs centred on the changes in rural England brought about by the First World War. Dolly Collins created arrangements featuring David Munrow and various other players from his Early Music Consort. The unusual combination of ancient instruments included rebecs, sackbuts, viols and crumhorns. Anthems in Eden was followed by Love, Death and the Lady, also co-credited with Dolly , in 1970.
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