>>>I haven't played it yet....
I have a computer with an incredible sound card, and I've got some expensive ear phones...
I'm not using the computer right now....
When I get it going again .... I'll give this CD a listen.
I will say that Jim Moran's notes are some of the best I've ever read.<<<
Thenks for the kind words, Max!
Ron Furmanek has been sending me reviews that came out on the release date of May 8, and the two most significant are here.
As netizens know (there's a '90s word for you), AllMusic.com is probably the most comprehensive site on the web for rock, folk, pop, and nearly everything else, and Thom Jurek is one of their 2 or 3 best writers on folk revival stuff, folk-rock, and early rock. He really liked Old Forgotten Altars:
I've been rrading Jurek for at least fifteen years, and he's a pretty tough sell - direct and unsentimental. His endorsement counts for a lot.
Elmore Magazine's scope is a little less broad than AllMusic and tends more to the contemporary, but they also do a great job with classic stuff. Peter Lindblad has made a name for himself reviewing releases from folk-rock artists among others, and he is about as enthusiastic as Jurek:
I was as you might expect very surprised and super-delighted to see me and my liner essay (Jurek's correct word) favorably mentioned - liners don't often make it into reviews. In any case, both of these are short reads and I think worth a click.