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Gwymon (Remastered) [Bonus Track Version]


Download links and information about Gwymon (Remastered) [Bonus Track Version] by Meic Stevens. This album was released in 1972 and it belongs to World Music, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Instrumental, Celtic genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 46:57 minutes.

Artist: Meic Stevens
Release date: 1972
Genre: World Music, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Instrumental, Celtic
Tracks: 14
Duration: 46:57
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No. Title Length
1. Shwd Mae? Shwd Mae? (Hello? Hello?) 4:15
2. Brenin y Nos (King of the Night) 2:29
3. Cura Dy Law (Clap Your Hand) 3:22
4. Traeth Yn Obaith (The Beach of Despair) 3:16
5. O Mor Lan Yr Oedd Y Dwr (O How Clear Was the Water) 2:48
6. Galarnad (Lament) 2:52
7. Merch o’r Ffatri Wlan (The Girl From the Wool Factory) 2:38
8. Gwely Gwag (Empty Bed) 3:15
9. Mynd I Weld Y Byd (Off To See the World) 3:22
10. Daeth Neb Yn Ol (Nobody Came Back) 4:01
11. Carangarw (Kangaroo) 3:16
12. Mae'r Eliffant Yn Cofio Popeth (An Elephant Remembers Everything) 3:36
13. Dic Penderyn (Live) [Bonus Track] 5:20
14. Santiana (Live) [Bonus Track] 2:27



After the commercial failure of Meic Stevens' early-'70s Warner Bros. LP Outlander, the singer/songwriter — whose Warners contract did not give the label jurisdiction over his Welsh-language material — decided to record an album of Welsh songs in 1972, released on the Wren label. Those listeners in the English-speaking world who know of Stevens' work primarily through English-language recordings such as Outlander will naturally find the tracks on Gwymon harder to penetrate. The essence of Stevens' folk-rock style is still evident, however, in his committed vocals and his rather musically basic if stylistically diverse tunes. They were simply recorded, too, with one day given to laying the tracks down, and another to mixing. At times ("Cura Dy Law," "Mynd") he sounds like a more rustic Van Morrison; at others he has the somewhat subdued moodiness common to many folk-rock singer/songwriters of the era from the British Isles; and sometimes a pretty acid-folk bent comes to the fore ("Merch of Ffatri Wlan"). Blues informs a few numbers, like "Gwely Gwag" and "Mae'r Ellifant Yn Cofio Popeth," and on still others ("O Mor Lan yr Oedd y Dwr"), the uplifting, declamatory side of traditional British folk makes itself evident. The 2008 CD reissue on Sunbeam includes historical liner notes by Stevens (in English), as well as two bonus tracks recorded live in Bangor in 1974.