Though known mainly through others' interpretations of his songs (Ian Matthews, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt), Paul Siebel's first two albums for Elektra are prime examples of the New York folk scene of the early '70s and easily among the scene's finest moments. While these albums were sadly overlooked at the time by all but his singer/songwriter peers and critics, they have since reached near-legendary status. Paul Siebel is a long-overdue collection of the high points of both albums, featuring Woodsmoke and Oranges in its entirety and five tracks from the follow-up, Jack-Knife Gypsy.
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AllMusic Review by Chris Woodstra