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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

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


On Air

- On Air
Strange Fruit
(from BBC session tapes recorded in 1972)
  • Compact Disk
1 Any Day Woman (Siebel)
2 Seeds and Stems (Frayne, Barlow)
3 Tigers will Survive (Matthews)
4 Spanish Guitar (Clark)
5 That's all it could amount to (Matthews)
6 Time between (Hillman)
7 Raider (Yester, Henske)
8 Call the Tune (Matthews)
9 I'll Fly Away (Brumley)
10 Amelia Earhart's Last Flight (McEnery)
11 True Story of Amelia Earhart (Matthews)
12 Truck Driving man (Fell)
13 Yo Yo Man (Cunha, Cooper)
14 I'm so lonesome I could cry (Williams)
15 Miss the Mississippi (Halley)
16 Louise (Siebel)
17 Wreck of the Old 97 (Whitter, Noel, Lewey & Peter)
18 Carolina Moon (??)
19 Old Kent Road (??)
Andy Roberts
Iain Matthews
Dave Richards
Bob Ronga
Martin Jenkins
various tracks by
John Walters
& Jeff Griffen