Dion - Sit Down Old Friend (1970)

Dion is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his string of hits in the early 60s.

By the end of the 60s Dion had moved from Laurie Records to the Warner Bros label. His first album with Warner Bros saw him take the brave step of completely re-inventing himself, or at least finalising the transformation he had begun a few years earlier. In the late 60s he had changed gears to a folk-rock style with the success of the single "Abraham, Martin & John", but for Sit Down Old Friend he took it further and peformed solo, the album featuring just Dion and his acoustic guitar. And he turned out to be a very skilled guitarist. Combined with his splendid voice and his passionate delivery, it made for a very effective new sound, the songs themselves being a mix of tender acoustic ballads and blues, including a cover of Willie Dixon's "You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover". The album was a complete success artistically, though not commercially (the one single released only got to #75).

Wonder Where I'm Bound (1969) <|> You're Not Alone (1971)
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1 comment:

snakeboy said...

Thank you for posting this lost classic.