If You Saw Thro' My Eyes was Ian Matthews' fourth album after leaving Fairport Convention - technically it was his second solo record, as the other two had seen him fronting his band Matthews' Southern Comfort. Like its predecessors it comprised of delicate folk-rock, for the first time featuring mostly original songs, though it notably featured two fantastic Richard Fariña covers ("Reno, Nevada" he had also recorded years before when with Fairport). Instrumental backing came from guitarists Tim Renwick, Andy Roberts and his old bandmate Richard Thompson, bassist Pat Donaldson, keyboardist Keith Tippett and drummer Gerry Conway. Another notable contributor was Sandy Denny, whom he performed a stunning duet with on the title track.
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