Wherein our hero Roger (ex- Byrds) and his wife Camilla drive around (with a computer loaded with Cool Edit Pro and a Yamaha SW1000XG card, a Stedman 1100B mic and a mixer and mic stands) visiting friends and recording old folk songs. That their friends happen to be people like Joan Baez, Odetta, Pete Seeger and Judy Collins doesn't hurt any. Sometimes the recording quality is a bit rough (hums, strange mic placement) but it's all about the performances here, and you get them. Fascinating stories in the lengthy booklet and a valuable archive of songs, who needs more? Hats off to Roger for understanding the true value of song and still being in love with music. (www.appleseedrec.com)

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