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Plainsong were the closest the UK ever came to producing a rival to the Flying Burrito Brothers and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, a gloriously harmonic marriage of olde English folk, Appalachian gospel and dustbowl travelogues.

link Andy's Solo Career

Plainsong 1972-ish

'Bluebird Morning' from Plainsong's DARK SIDE OF THE ROOM


Amelia sticker which came with the publicity pack

PLainsong as a duo in 2001

Plainsong at Birmingham's MAC in 2003

Andy Roberts and Iain Matthews playing at Queens College Bristol in 2001

Andy, Iain, Julian and Andy Metcalfe during recording for Pangolins

Andy and Iain


Dark Side of the Room

Dark Side of the Room
Line Records
LICD 9.01247
  • Compact Disk
1 Nothing's Changed (Matthews)
2 Unusual Girl (Matthews, Dawson)
3 Breaking the Bones of the World (Matthews, Griffiths)
4 Under the Volcano (Dawson/ Locorriere)
5 Jenny (Wangford)
6 Say a Prayer (Matthews)
7 Sweet Amelia (Matthews, Roberts)
8 If I needed Rain (Dawson)
9 Evening Sun (Matthews)
10 Welcome to London Town (Dawson)
11 The Dream goes on (Matthews, Griffiths)
12 Towie (Matthews, Griffiths)
13 Bluebell Morning (Roberts)
14 Next Time Around (Matthews)
15 Toscanini's Darkhorse (Matthews)
Andy Roberts
Iain Matthews
Mark Griffiths
Julian Dawson
Hossam Ramzy
Iain Matthews
& Plainsong