Bright Phoebus, Lal and Mike Waterson’s 1972 folk-noir masterpiece, has long been recognised as one of British music's legendary lost records. Following the parting of ways of The Watersons and freed from the strictures of folk orthodoxy, Lal and Mike Waterson’s love of words allowed them to serve the needs of their songs in ways that weren’t possible when singing already written songs. Featuring performances from Lal, Mike and Norma Waterson, Martin Carthy, Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings, Dave Mattacks, Tim Hart and Maddy Prior, amongst others, the album is now recognised as a forward-thinking benchmark for the genre. Fans include Arcade Fire, Stephen Malkmus, Billy Bragg, Jarvis Cocker, Richard Hawley – the latter two performed the record themselves in 2013 on the Bright Phoebus Revisited tour. this Domino reissue is the first time since its release the album will be widely available. Additionally under the supervision of David Suff (Topic / Fledging) and Marry Waterson (daughter of Lal), the album has been remastered from the original tapes.
CD - Standard CD with booklet featuring photos and essay by Pete Paphides.
LP - Standard LP. Gatefold sleeve with 8 page large format booklet featuring photos and essay by Pete Paphides plus Download.
2LP - Deluxe Version. Gatefold sleeve with 8 page large format booklet featuring photos and essay by Pete Paphides plus Bonus LP featuring 12 demo recordings from 1971 plus Download.
2CD - Deluxe Version with booklet featuring photos and essay by Pete Paphides and a Bonus CD featuring 12 demo recordings from 1971.