Ian Matthews' second album after leaving Fairport Convention was released under the name Matthews' Southern Comfort, rather than as a solo artist. This was originally the title of his first album, and subsequently became the name of his band. They toured together for a couple of years to great acclaim. Stylistically, Second Spring followed much the same formula as its predecessor, with a gentle country-rock sound flavoured here and there by touches of English folk. The actual Matthews' Southern Comfort Band backing him consisted of Carl Barnwell (guitar), Mark Griffiths (guitar), Gordon Huntley (pedal steel), Andy Leigh (bass) and Ray Duffy (drums). Most of the songs were Matthews originals, but it also had fine cover versions of James Taylor's "Something In The Way She Moves" and Sylvia Tyson's "Southern Comfort".
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