Most fans assumed it couldn’t happen, but this morning Marry Waterson announced the re-release of a true classic: Bright Phoebus – Songs by Lal and Mike Waterson will see the light of day once again on August 4th (and can be pre-ordered in a variety of packages here).
I first heard ‘Bright Phoebus’ on a Spotify playlist, fed to me algorithmically, no doubt, due to my random forays into the world of psych folk. Not that I suppose Lal or Mike Waterson would ever have considered themselves ‘psych’. The nearest the song gets to that genre tag is perhaps in the childish simplicity of the tune, a songwriting gimmick common to the psychedelic musicians of the time, but it seems unlikely that this might have been purposeful. The only thing you could imagine Mike Waterson and Syd Barrett sharing is the period they lived in. A little background reading and it turns […]