Shawn Phillips

Living Contribution: Both Sides

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This double-CD, released in 2008 in conjunction with a DVD of the same name, presents the beloved British cult folkie in concert at Kirstenbosch Gardens in Capetown, South Africa. The tracks represent the full span of his career, from Isle of Wight flower child acoustic ramblings, through his bluesier 1970s work, through the more complex and poetic work of his later years. His guitar playing is as solid and nimble as ever, and his voice is in fine form, sliding jauntily from a light tenor up to a soulful falsetto.

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