The Young Tradition

The Young Tradition/So Cheerfully Round/Galleries/Chicken on a Raft

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BGO's 2013 double-disc set is, effectively, a complete recorded works of the folk-rock group the Young Tradition, offering the band's eponymous 1966 debut, its 1967 follow-up So Cheerfully Round, 1968's Galleries, and the Chicken on a Raft EP. Among British folk-rock groups, the Young Tradition were perhaps the most traditionalist -- something that shouldn't be a great surprise given their name, perhaps -- and that adherence to tradition shines throughout these four recordings, giving the group a pure vitality that lingers through the years. This is the best, easiest way to get acquainted with a British folk group that often doesn't get the accord they deserve.

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